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Chicago Cubs Profile

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League & Division:

The Chicago Cubs compete in the National League Central Division with the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals.

Ballpark:

Wrigley Field
  • Capacity: 41,118
  • Opened in: 1914
  • Ballpark owner: Chicago Cubs
  • Construction cost: $250,000

History:

The franchise was founded in 1870 as the Chicago White Stockings and became a charter member of the National League in 1876. The team was also known as the Colts and Orphans before becoming the Cubs in 1901.

Memorable Moments:

  • The Cubs won four championships in five years from 1906 to 1910, led by the famous infield of Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance. Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance was the subject of a famous poem of the day.
  • In 1998, the Cubs made a rare playoff appearance, led by Sammy Sosa, who dueled with Mark McGwire for the home run record late in the season. He finished with 66 home runs.

Championships:

Playoff appearances: 15 (1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1984, 1989, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2008)

Division champions: 4 (1984, 1989, 2003, 2007, 2008)

National League pennants: 16 (1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945)

World Series titles: 2 (1907, 1908)

Wild-card berths: 1 (1998)

Spring Training:

The Cubs are a member of the Cactus League and play spring training games at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona.

Famous Past Players:

  • Ernie Banks
  • Ryne Sandberg
  • Billy Williams
  • Ron Santo
  • Sammy Sosa

Top Current Players:

Leadership:

Owner: Ricketts Family

General Manager: Jim Hendry

Manager: Mike Quade

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