Chicago Orphans 1901

1889 - Chicago Orphans Team Formation

Sports Team History

Cap Anson was the first player in history credited with collecting 3,000 career hits. After a disappointing record of 59-73 and a 9th-place finish in 1897, Anson was released by the Cubs as both a player and manager. Due to Anson’s absence from the club after 22 years, local newspaper reporters started to refer to the Cubs as the “Orphans.”