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2008 Chicago Cubs season
Chicago Cubs
Established 1876

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Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42
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  • Chicago Cubs (1902–present)

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Other nicknames
  • The Cubbies, The North Siders, The Lovable Losers
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (2) 1908 • 1907
NL Pennants (16) 1945 • 1938 • 1935 • 1932
1929 • 1918 • 1910 • 1908
1907 • 1906 • 1886 • 1885
1882 • 1881 • 1880 • 1876
Central Division titles (2) 2007 • 2003
East Division titles (2) 1989 • 1984
Wild card berths (1) 1998
Owner(s): Sam Zell
Manager: Lou Piniella
General Manager: Jim Hendry

The Chicago Cubs are a professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs are members and defending champions of the Central Division of Major League Baseball’s National League. The club has played their home games at historic Wrigley Field since 1916. The Cubs are one of two Major League clubs in Chicago, the other being the Chicago White Sox, and are one of the only two remaining charter members left in the NL, the other being the Atlanta Braves. The Cubs have a strong, ongoing rivalry with the St. Louis Cardinals. The franchise, counting from its National League inaugural in 1876, won its 10,000th game on April 23, 2008, an MLB record for a team in a single city. For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world. ... 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Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 2007 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company (Final Season) Manager(s) Lou Piniella Local television CSN Chicago Superstation WGN WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 2007 season began with the Cubs trying to... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... 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The Cubs are often referred to by fans and media as The North Siders, since Wrigley is in Chicago's north side Lakeview community, or simply as The Cubbies. Lake View — or Lakeview, as it is increasingly spelled — is a North side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ...


The Cubs are currently managed by Lou Piniella, and their general manager is Jim Hendry. In December, 2007, Sam Zell completed his purchase of the club's parent company, Tribune Company, and intends to sell the team.[1] Louis Victor Piniella (born August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Cubs GM Jim Hendry Jim Hendry (born July 27, 1955, Dunedin, Florida) is the Vice President/General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. ... Samuel Sam Zell (born September 1941) is a U.S.-born billionaire and real estate entrepreneur. ... The Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) is a large American multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ...

Contents

Early franchise history

The following is a history of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. ...

Golden years - a Cub dynasty

The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 games in a 154 game season. The club then won back to back World Series titles in 1907-08

Joe Tinker (shortstop), Johnny Evers (second baseman), and Frank Chance (first baseman) were three Cubs infielders who played together at Chicago's West Side Park from 1903 to 1912. They were made famous as a double-play combination by Franklin P. Adams' poem Baseball's Sad Lexicon, which first appeared in the July 18, 1910, edition of the New York Evening Mail. Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown, Jack Taylor, Ed Reulbach, Jack Pfiester and Orval Overall were several key pitchers for the Cubs during this time period. With Chance as player-manager, the Cubs won four pennants and two World Series titles over a five-year span. Although they fell to the White Sox in the 1906 World Series, The Cubs recorded a record 116 victories and the best winning percentage (.763) of the modern era. With this roster, Chicago won back to back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908. Veteran catcher Johnny Kling sat out the 1909 season to become a pocket billiards player. He was replaced by Jimmy Archer. Some historians think Kling's absence was significant enough to prevent the Cubs from also winning the pennant in 1909. They finished 6 games out of first place. [2] When Kling returned the next year, the Cubs won the pennant again, but lost to the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1910 World Series. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Joe Tinker baseball card, 1912 Joseph Bert Tinker (July 27, 1880-July 27, 1948) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Johnny Evers baseball card, 1911 John Joseph Evers (July 21, 1881 - March 28, 1947) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Frank Chance baseball card, 1909-11 Frank Leroy Chance (September 9, 1877 - September 15, 1924) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... First West Side Park ca. ... Franklin Pierce Adams (November 15, 1881 - March 23, 1960), was an American columnist (under the pen name F.P.A.), writer, and wit, part of the famous Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Baseballs Sad Lexicon, also known as Tinker to Evers to Chance after its refrain, is a 1910 baseball poem by Franklin Pierce Adams. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The New York Evening Mail was an American daily newspaper published in New York City. ... {{Infobox baseball player | name=Mordecai Peter Centennial Three Finger Brown | image name= none | birthdate=October 19, 1876 | birthplace=Nyesville, Indiana | dead=dead | deathdate=February 14, 1948 | deathplace=Terre Haute, Indiana | debutdate=April 19, 1903 | debutteam=St. ... Jack Taylor warming up in 1903 John W. Jack Taylor (January 14, 1874 – March 4, 1938) was an award-winning right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. ... Ed Reulbach was a major league baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs during their Glory Years of the early 1900s. ... Jack Pfiester baseball card John (Jack) Albert Pfiester (born May 24, 1878 in Cincinnati, Ohio - September 3, 1953), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1903-1911. ... Orval Overall was a major league baseball pitcher during the early 1900s. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... Listed below are the Major League Baseball teams with the best season won-lost records in history, as determined by winning percentage (.700 or better), minimum 120 games played. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... Categories: 1875 births | 1947 deaths | Baseball players | Boston Braves players | Chicago Cubs players | Cincinnati Reds players | Baseball stubs ... Pocket billiards at a pub in Groningen, Netherlands 8 ball pool in Beijing, China Pocket billiards, most commonly referred to as pool, is the general term for a family of games played on a specific class of billiards table, having 6 receptacles called pockets (or holes) along the rails, in... Jimmy Archer on a 1909 American Tobacco Company baseball card (Ramly Cigarettes (T204)). James Patrick Archer (born May 13, 1883 in Dublin, Ireland, died March 29, 1958 in Milwaukee, WI) was a baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1904, 1918), Detroit Tigers (1907), Chicago Cubs (1909-1917), Brooklyn Robins (1918... A pennant is usually a narrow tapering flag most commonly flown by ships at sea. ... The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in 5 games to earn their first championship. ...

Every three years

Hack Wilson hit .356 with 56 homers & 191 RBI in 1930.

With owner William Wrigley's money and William Veeck's front-office savvy, the Cubs were soon back in business in the National League, having built a team that would be strong contenders for the next decade. Hack Wilson, Gabby Hartnett, Rogers Hornsby, and many other stars donned Cub uniforms during this period, and they achieved the unusual accomplishment of winning a pennant every three years - 1929, 1932, 1935 and 1938. Unfortunately, their success did not extend to the post-season, as they fell to their AL rivals each time. The '32 series featured Babe Ruth's "called shot." There were some historic moments for the Cubs as well - they won the '35 pennant in thrilling fashion, winning a record 21 games in a row in September. The '38 club saw Dizzy Dean lead the team's pitching staff and provided a historic moment when they won a late-season game with a "walk-off" homer by Gabby Hartnett, which became known in baseball lore as "The Homer in the Gloamin'." By 1939, the 'double-Bills' (Wrigley and Veeck) had both passed away, and the front office, now under P.K. Wrigley found itself unable to rekindle the kind of success that P.K.'s father had created, and so the team slipped into a few years of mediocrity. The following is a history of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links Hack-wilson. ... Image File history File links Hack-wilson. ... William Jr. ... // Biography Lewis Robert Hack Wilson (April 26, 1900 – November 23, 1948) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1923 to 1934. ... Charles Leo Gabby Hartnett (December 20, 1900 - December 20, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball catcher and manager who played nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas - January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois), nicknamed The Rajah, was a Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. ... In the 1929 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in 5 games. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ... The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in 4 games for their record third straight championship and the 7th in their history. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Babe Ruths Called Shot refers to the home run hit by Babe Ruth in the fifth inning of game 3 on October 1, 1932. ... Jerome Hanna Dizzy Dean (January 16, 1910 – July 17, 1974) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Look up lore in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Philip Knight Wrigley, sometimes also called P.K. or Phil, was the quiet son of his much more flamboyant father, William Wrigley Jr. ...

The Curse

Main article: Chicago Cubs futility theories

The Cubs enjoyed one more pennant at the close of World War II. Due to the wartime travel restrictions, the first three games were played in Detroit, where the Cubs won two games, including a one-hitter by Claude Passeau, and the final four were played at Wrigley. In game 4 of the 1945 World Series, the Curse of the Billy Goat was allegedly laid upon the Cubs when P.K. Wrigley ejected Billy Sianis, who had come to game 4 with two box seat tickets, one for him and one for his goat. They paraded around for a few innings, but Wrigley demanded the goat leave the park due to its unpleasant odor. Upon his ejection, Mr. Sianis uttered, "the Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more." The Cubs lost game 4, lost the 1945 World Series, and have not been back since. It has also been said by many that Sianis put a "curse" on the Cubs, apparently preventing the team from making it back to (but not actually winning) the World Series. After losing the 1945 World Series, the Cubs finished with winning seasons the next two years, but those teams did not enter post-season play. The Curse of the Billy Goat, or Billy Goat Curse (curse supposedly began in 1945) is the name of an urban myth, superstition, or scapegoat used to explain the World Series drought that Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs have had to endure since their last appearance in the 1945... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Claude William Passeau (April 9, 1909 - August 30, 2003) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The Curse of the Billy Goat is an urban legend concerning various regular-season and postseason woes of the Chicago Cubs, a Major League Baseball team. ... William Sianis (c. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ...


Recent history

The following is a history of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. ...

1984 heartbreak

After more than a dozen more subpar seasons, the 1984 Cubs made a midseason deal to acquire ace pitcher Rick Sutcliffe from Cleveland, who joined Scott Sanderson, Ron Cey and NL MVP Ryne Sandberg on a squad that ultimately tallied an NL best 96 victories, winning the NL East. In the NLCS the Cubbies won the first two games at Wrigley Field against the San Diego Padres. The Cubs needed to win only one game of the next three in San Diego to make it back to the World Series. After being beaten in game 3, the Cubs lost when dependable closer Lee Smith allowed a game-winning home run to Steve Garvey in the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 4. In Game 5 the Cubs took a 3-0 lead to the 6th inning, and a 3-2 lead into the 7th with Sutcliffe (who won the Cy Young Award that year) still on the mound, but he tired, and a critical error by Leon Durham, who watched a routine grounder go through his legs helped San Diego win the game and kept Chicago out of the 1984 World Series. Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 1984 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Jim Frey Local television Superstation Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 1984 season was the 109th season for the Cubs. ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ... Scott Douglas Sanderson (born July 22, 1956 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, California Angels, San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox. ... Ronald Charles (Ron) Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington, a graduate of Mount Tahoma High School) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Lee Arthur Smith (born December 4, 1957) is a former American Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... Leon Durham (born July 31, 1957 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for 10 seasons. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ...


1989 NL East champions
Main article: 1989 Chicago Cubs season

In 1989, the first full season with night baseball at Wrigley Field, the Cubs were led by a core group of veterans in Sandberg, Sutcliffe and Andre Dawson, who were boosted by a crop of youngsters such as Mark Grace, Shawon Dunston, Greg Maddux and Rookie of the Year Jerome Walton. The Cubbies won the NL East once again that season winning 93 games. This time the Northsiders met the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS. After splitting the first two games at home, the Cubs headed to the Bay Area, where despite holding a lead at some point in each of the next three games, bullpen meltdowns and managerial blunders ultimately led to three straight losses. The Giants lost to "The Bash Brothers" and the Oakland A's in the famous "Earthquake Series". // December 5, 1988 – The Cubs send Rafael Palmeiro and Drew Hall to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Paul Kilgus, Mitch Williams, Luis Benitez, Curtis Wilkerson, Pablo Delgado and Steve Wilson. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Mark Eugene Grace (born June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Shawon Donnell Dunston (born March 21, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former shortstop and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Jerome OTerrell Walton (born July 8, 1965 in Newnan, Georgia) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1989-1992), California Angels (1993), Cincinnati Reds (1994-1995), Atlanta Braves (1996), Baltimore Orioles (1997), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... NLCS can refer to different things: North London Collegiate School, a girls school in North London. ... Oakland Athletics American League AAA Sacramento River Cats AA Midland RockHounds A Stockton Ports Kane County Cougars Vancouver Canadians R Phoenix Athletics The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL...


1998 wild card
Main article: 1998 Chicago Cubs season
Sammy Sosa acknowledges the Bleacher Bums during a home game at Wrigley Field.

After the retirement of Sandberg and the trading of Dunston, the team needed to look elsewhere for help. In 1998 the Cubs signed outfielder Henry Rodriguez while Sammy Sosa responded with a 66 home run season. This effort, coupled with a Rookie of the Year season by Kerry Wood, won a down-to-the-wire Wild Card chase over San Francisco, culminating with the Cubs beating the Giants in a one game playoff at Wrigley in which Gary Gaetti hit a game winning homer and propelled the Cubs into the postseason once again. They scored only six runs en route to being swept by Atlanta. The home run chase between Sosa, Mark McGwire, and Ken Griffey, Jr. generated a great deal of media coverage, and helped to bring in a new crop of fans as well as bringing back some fans who had been disillusioned by the 1994 strike. Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 1998 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Jim Riggleman Local television FSN Chicago Superstation WGN WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference // Harry Caray memorialized in a statue near Wrigley Field in Chicago. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Career Stats Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP +--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+ 1992 24 LAD NL 53 146 11 32 7 0 3 14 0 0 8 30 . ... Samuel Sosa Peralta (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter for the Texas Rangers of the American League. ... Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977 in Irving, Texas) is an American baseball player. ... Gary Joseph Gaetti (born August 19, 1958 in Centralia, Illinois), nicknamed G-Man (Rat during his earlier days), is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1981-90), California Angels (1991-93), Kansas City Royals (1993-95), St. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... // The 1998 Major League Baseball home run chase in Major League Baseball was the race between first baseman Mark McGwire of the St. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ...

2001 playoff push

Sosa had 64 homers and Jon Lieber won 20 games, while the club made a midseason deal for Fred McGriff (which was drawn out for nearly a month as McGriff debated waiving his no-trade clause) as the Northsiders led the wild card race by 2.5 games in early September, but the run died when Preston Wilson hit a three run walk off homer off of closer Tom "Flash" Gordon, which killed the team's momentum, and they failed to make another serious charge. The Cubs finished only 5 games behind both St. Louis and Houston. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Frederick Stanley Crime Dog McGriff (born October 31, 1963 in Tampa, Florida) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball player who starred for several teams from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. ... Preston James Richard Wilson is a Major League Baseball outfielder, playing for the St. ... Thomas Gordon (born November 18, 1967 in Sebring, Florida), nicknamed Flash, is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. ...


2003 comeback
Main article: 2003 Chicago Cubs season

The Cubs had high expectations in 2002, but the squad played poorly, and the club responded by hiring Dusty Baker and by making some major moves in '03. Most notably, they traded with the Pittsburgh Pirates for Aramis Ramirez, finally filling a gaping hole at third base, and rode dominant pitching as the Northsiders won their first division title in 14 years, and their NLDS victory over the Atlanta Braves was the team's first postseason series win since 1908. The Cubs then took a 3 games to 1 lead over the Florida Marlins in the NLCS. After dropping Game 5, Mark Prior and the Cubs took a 3-0 lead to the 8th inning of Game 6, when a now-infamous incident took place. A fan, Steve Bartman, attempted to catch a foul ball off the bat of Luis Castillo, disrupting a potential catch for the second out by Moises Alou. Interference was not called on the play, as the ball was on the spectator side of the wall. Alou was unable to make the catch. Two batters later, Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez misplayed a potential inning ending double play, loading the bases and leading to eight Florida runs and a Marlin victory. Despite sending Kerry Wood to the mound and holding a lead twice, the Cubs also dropped Game 7, and once again were left on the outside of the World Series looking in. Chicago Cubs 2003 National League Central Division Champions!!!! ... Johnnie B. Dusty Baker, Jr. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... Aramis Ram rez (born June 25, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a star third baseman who plays for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series (NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Iowa Cubs, the Class AAA affiliate of Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs. ... Steven D. Bartman (born 1977) [1] [2] is a resident of the Chicago area, who gained notoriety on the evening of October 14, 2003, for attempting a catch of a foul pop-up in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins... Luis Antonio Castillo (born September 12, 1975 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the New York Mets. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Alexander Scott Gonzalez (born April 8, 1973 in Miami, Florida) is a shortstop and third baseman who is no longer an active Major League baseball player. ... Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977 in Irving, Texas) is an American baseball player. ... Dates October 18, 2003–October 25, 2003 MVP Josh Beckett (Florida) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Randy Marsh, Tim Welke, Larry Young, Ed Rapuano, Jeff Kellogg, Gary Darling The 2003 World Series marked the 99th baseball World Series event. ...


2004 letdown

In 2004, despite the return of Greg Maddux and a midseason deal for Nomar Garciaparra, misfortune struck the Cubs again. They led the Wild Card by 1.5 games on September 25, but LaTroy Hawkins blew a save to the Mets, and the Cubs proceeded to drop 7 of their last 9 games and relinquished their lead to the Astros. Despite winning 89 games, this fallout was decidedly unlovable, as the Cubs traded superstar Sammy Sosa after he had left the season's final game early and then lied about it publicly. Sosa, already a controversial figure in the clubhouse after his corked-bat incident, alienated much of his fan base, the few teammates still on good terms with him, and possibly tarnished his place in Cubs' lore for years to come. The disappointing season also saw fans become frustrated with the constant injuries to ace pitchers Mark Prior and Kerry Wood, and finally led to the departure of popular commentator Steve Stone, who had become increasingly critical of management and was verbally attacked by reliever Kent Mercker. Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez and Moises Alou celebrate a home run by Lee, 7/30/2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez and Moises Alou celebrate a home run by Lee, 7/30/2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Derrek Leon Lee (born September 6, 1975 in Sacramento, California) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Chicago Cubs and has since 2004. ... Aramis Nin Ramírez (born June 25, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2003 and on November 12, 2006 signed a five year deal with the Cubs with an option for 2011. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Dominican American All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra[1] (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California)[2] is an American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... LaTroy Hawkins (born December 21, 1972 in Gary, Indiana) is a current Major League relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. ... Samuel Sosa Peralta (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter for the Texas Rangers of the American League. ... Steven Michael Stone, nicknamed Stoney (born July 14, 1947, in South Euclid, Ohio) is a former American Major League Baseball player and current sportscaster. ... Kent Franklin Mercker (born February 1, 1968) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who has played for nine teams over his seventeen-year career. ...

2007: Worst to first

After finishing with only 66 wins and 17.5 games out of first in 2006, the Northsiders re-tooled for 2007, signing Alfonso Soriano to the richest contract in Cub history and replacing skipper Dusty Baker with Lou Piniella. After a rough start, which included a brawl between Michael Barrett and Carlos Zambrano, the Cubs overcame the Milwaukee Brewers, who had led the division for most of the season, with winning streaks in June and July, ultimately clinching the NL Central with 85 victories. They met Arizona in the NLDS, but controversy followed as Piniella, in a move which has since come under scrutiny,pulled Carlos Zambrano after the sixth inning of a pitchers duel with D-Backs ace Brandon Webb, to "Save Zambrano for (a potential) Game 4." The Cubs, however, were unable to come through, losing Game 1 and eventually stranding over 30 baserunners in a three game Arizona sweep. Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 2007 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company (Final Season) Manager(s) Lou Piniella Local television CSN Chicago Superstation WGN WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 2007 season began with the Cubs trying to... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Johnnie B. Dusty Baker, Jr. ... Louis Victor Piniella (born August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Michael Patrick Barrett (born October 22, 1976) is a catcher for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball. ... Carlos Alberto Zambrano (born June 1, 1981 in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2001. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brandon Tyler Webb (born May 9, 1979 in Ashland, Kentucky), is a National Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and was the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner. ...


Radio and television

As of 2007, the Cubs' flagship radio station was WGN-AM, 720 AM. With the recent end of the Pittsburgh Pirates' run on KDKA, this may now be the longest team-to-station relationship in MLB. Pat Hughes is the play-by-play announcer, along with color commentator Ron Santo and pre- and post-game host Cory Provus. Santo, a former Cubs star and a fan of the team, and who is introduced as "Cub legend" on a daily basis by Pat Hughes, is known for his emotional highs and lows during games. One example of a "low" was his "Nooo! Nooo!" when Brant Brown dropped a fly ball in a key game in 1998. A "high" for Santo was upon the retirement of his number on the last day of the 2003 season, in which he declared his #10 flag to be "my Hall of Fame". 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the lead ship, store, or product of a group. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... WGN-AM is a radio station on 720 kHz in Chicago, co-owned with WGN-TV. WGN-AMs transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... KDKA (1020 kHz. ... Virgil Patrick Pat Hughes (born May 27, 1955 in Tucson, Arizona) is the play-by-play baseball announcer for the Chicago Cubs, working for WGN radio. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Ronald Edward Santo (born February 25, 1940 in Seattle, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Brant Michael Brown is a former professional baseball player. ...


The Chicago Cubs Radio Network consists of 45 stations in eleven states.


Cubs telecasts are split three ways: WGN (both the local station and the superstation), WCIU (a local independent station), and CSN Chicago (with some games, often Wednesday night contests, aired on the supplemental channel CSN+). Len Kasper is the play-by-play announcer, and Bob Brenly, a former major league catcher and Arizona Diamondbacks manager, is the color commentator for the games. WGN also produces the games shown on WCIU; for those games, the score bug changes the "WGN" logo to "CubsNet." WGN and CSN Chicago generally show an even number of Cubs games, while WCIU averages about 8 games per season. In addition, the club also produces its own print media; the Cubs' official magazine Vineline, which has eight annual issues, is in its third decade. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Superstation WGN is a Chicago-based American superstation for WGN-TV, owned by Tribune Broadcasting Company. ... WCIU-TV is an independent television station, based in Chicago, Illinois. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... CSN Chicago is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Chicago area. ... Len Kasper with Bob Brenly during a broadcast. ... Len Kasper with Bob Brenly during a broadcast. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ...


Jack and Harry

Harry Caray memorialized in a statue near Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Two broadcasters have made their mark on the team. Jack Brickhouse manned the Cubs radio and especially the TV booth for parts of five decades, covering the games with a level of enthusiasm that often seemed unjustified by the team's poor performance on the field for many of those years. His trademark call "Hey Hey!" usually followed a home run or other spectacular play. That expression is spelled out in large letters vertically on both foul pole screens at Wrigley Field. "Whoo-boy!" and "Wheeee!" and "Oh, brother!" were among his other pet expressions. When he approached retirement age, he personally recommended his successor. Image File history File links Statue of the beloved former announcer Harry Caray, outside of Wrigley Field, Chicago. ... Image File history File links Statue of the beloved former announcer Harry Caray, outside of Wrigley Field, Chicago. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Jack Brickhouse (January 24, 1916 - August 6, 1998) was an American sports broadcast announcer. ...


Harry Caray's stamp on the team is perhaps even deeper than that of Brickhouse, though his tenure was half as long. First, Caray had already become a well-known Chicago figure by broadcasting White Sox games for a decade, after having been a Cardinals icon for 25 years. Caray also had the benefit of being in the booth during the NL East title run in 1984, which was widely seen due to WGN's status as a cable-TV superstation. His trademark call of "Holy Cow!" and his enthusiastic singing of "Take me out to the ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch (as he had done with the White Sox) made Caray a fan favorite both locally and nationally. Harry occasionally had problems pronouncing names, to comic effect, such as his attempt at saying "Hector Villanueva" which was capture on WGN's memorial CD to Harry. He also continued his long-standing bit (dating back to the Cardinals years) of pronouncing names backwards. Caray had lively discussions with commentator Steve Stone, who was hand-picked by Harry himself, and producer Arne Harris. Caray often playfully quarreled with Stone over Stone's cigar and why Stone was single, while Stone would counter with poking fun at Harry being "under the influence." Stone disclosed in his book "Where's Harry" that most of this "arguing" was staged, and usually a ploy developed by Harry himself to add flavor to the broadcast. Additionally, Harry once did a commercial for Budweiser, dressed as a "Blues Brother" and parodying "Soul Man", singing "I'm a Cub fan, I'm a Bud man," while dancing with models dressed as ballgirls. For the actor with a similar name, see Harry Carey. ... Héctor Villanueva (born October 2, 1964 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico), is a former professional baseball player who played catcher in the Major Leagues from 1990-1993. ... Steven Michael Stone, nicknamed Stoney (born July 14, 1947, in South Euclid, Ohio) is a former American Major League Baseball player and current sportscaster. ... Arne Harris was best known for his work on WGN-TV broadcasts of the Chicago Cubs. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ...


The Cubs still have a live singer, usually a celebrity, during the 7th inning stretch to honor Caray's memory. The quality of their renditions varies widely. Chicago icons often return annually, such as former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, who tends to sing the song very fast and possibly on key. Caray is also honored with a statue located at the corner of Sheffield and Addison streets, and during the 1998 season, a patch with Caray's caricature and Brickhouse's trademark "Hey Hey" were worn on the players sleeves to honor the passing of both commentators within a span of a few months. Harry's popularity also led to his grandson Chip Caray joining the broadcast team in winter of 1997, shortly before Harry's death. Chip Caray worked the Cubs games alongside Stone until events that unfolded in 2004, when Stone became increasingly critical of management and players toward season's end. At one point, reliever Kent Mercker phoned the booth during a game and told Stone to "keep out of team business." Stone left the team, taking a position with Chicago-based WSCR. Chip Caray also left, joining his father Skip Caray on TBS, providing play-by-play for the Braves. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... Chip Caray Harry Christopher Chip Caray III (born 1965) is a television broadcaster for Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) and is also an occasional radio broadcaster and co-host of the pre-game and post-game shows on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network[1]. Chip is also very well known from... Kent Franklin Mercker (born February 1, 1968) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who has played for nine teams over his seventeen-year career. ... WSCR is a sports radio station in the Chicago, Illinois radio market. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the U.S. television network. ...


Miscellaneous

Championship drought
Main article: Chicago Cubs futility theories

The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series championship since 1908 and have not appeared in a Series since 1945, although they have a number of post-season appearances since the multi-tiered playoff system was developed. It is the longest title drought in all five of the major American professional sports leagues, which includes the NFL, the NBA, the MLS/MISL and the NHL, as well as, of course, Major League Baseball. Playful theories try to blame the team's futility on alleged supernatural intervention, such as the Curse of the Billy Goat from 1945, citing the Leon Durham error of 1984 and the Bartman incident in 2003 as "evidence" of a curse. More practical theories include the too-cozy dimensions of Wrigley Field; the physical toll from the summer heat discussed in the 1977 book Stuck on the Cubs; and evidenced by the plentiful late season collapses, most notably '69 and 2004, as well as 1977, 1979, 1985, and 1999, among others. Finally, the most obvious candidate for this happenstance is the club's poor front office decisions. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... Misl refers to a fighting clan. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Curse of the Billy Goat is an urban legend concerning various regular-season and postseason woes of the Chicago Cubs, a Major League Baseball team. ...


Since the other two "cursed" teams, the Red Sox and the crosstown White Sox, broke their lengthy World Series droughts in 2004 and 2005 respectively, and with the Cubs now at the 100th anniversary of their last Series win, special attention has been drawn to the 2008 season.


10,000th win
The organization commemorating its 10,000th win, April 24, 2008.

On April 23, 2008, against the Colorado Rockies, the Cubs recorded the 10,000th regular-season win in their franchise's history [1] dating back to the beginning of the National League in 1876. The Cubs reached the milestone with an overall National League record of 10,000 wins and 9,465 losses. Chicago is only the second club in Major League Baseball history to attain this milestone, the first having been the San Francisco Giants in mid-season 2005. The Cubs, however, hold the mark for victories for a team in a single city. The Philadelphia Phillies are the only team with 10,000 losses. The Chicago club's 77-77 record in the National Association (1871, 1874-1875) are not included in MLB record keeping. Post-season series are also not included in the totals. To honor the milestone, the Cubs flew an extra white flag displaying "10,000" in blue, along with the customary "W" flag. is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G...

Record for runs scored

In an afternoon game at Wrigley Field against the Philadelphia Phillies, 45 runs were scored, in a 23-22 Phillies win. This fell just a few short of the Major League record, set by the Cubs and Phillies on August 25, 1922, when the Cubs outlasted the Phillies 26-23 at Wrigley Field. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Spring training

The Cubs spring training facuility is located in Mesa, Arizona, where they play in the Cactus League. The club plays its games at HoHoKam Park, the name of which, ironically, is literally translated from Native American as "those who vanished". The park seats just under 13,000, and The Cubs annually sell out most of their games both at home and on the road. The Northsiders have called Mesa their spring home for most seasons since 1952. In addition to Mesa, the club has held spring training in a variety of places, including Scottsdale, Arizona, The University of Illinois, Indiana State University, The University of South Florida in Tampa, Las Vegas, and Catalina Island, which is a small island off the coast of Los Angeles which was purchased by the Wrigley family in 1919 as a "paradise resort." Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Government  - Mayor Keno Hawker (R) Area  - City  125. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida Spring training in Major League Baseball is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... HoHoKam Park during Spring Training, 2005 HoHoKam Park is a baseball field located in Mesa, Arizona (the Chicago Cubs spring training facility since 1979). ... For other uses, see Scottsdale . ... The University of Illinois is a system of public universities in Illinois. ... Indiana State University (ISU) is a public university that is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. ... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville
Main article: Wrigley Field

The Cubs have played their home games at Wrigley Field, also known as "The Friendly Confines" since 1916. It was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. The Cubs also shared the park with the Chicago Bears of the NFL for many years. The ballpark includes a manual scoreboard, ivy-covered brick walls, and relatively small dimensions. For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... The Chicago Whales were a Federal League baseball club in Chicago from 1914 to 1915. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...

Some Cub fans celebrate the NLDS win over Atlanta at a Lakeview nightclub in 2003

Located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, Wrigley Field sits on an irregular block bounded by Clark and Addison Streets and Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark is typically referred to as Wrigleyville. There is a dense collection of bars and nightclubs in the area, most with baseball inspired themes, including Harry Caray's, Murphy's Bleachers, and Sluggers. On gamedays, many residents rent out their yards and driveways during games to people looking for a parking spot. Though many Wrigleyville homeowners have seen their property values skyrocket, most, along with Mayor Richard M. Daley (a die-hard White Sox fan), still oppose the teams quest to play more night games and stadium expansion. Average attendance at games has also skyrocketed, as annual ticket sales have more than doubled, with attendance rising from 1.4 million in 1983 to nearly 3.2 million in 2004. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Lake View — or Lakeview, as it is increasingly spelled — is a North side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is a United States politician, member of the national and local Democratic Party and current mayor of Chicago, Illinois. ...

"White flag time at Wrigley!"

The term "White flag time at Wrigley!" means the Cubs have won.


Beginning in the days of P.K. Wrigley and the 1937 bleacher/scoreboard reconstruction, and prior to modern media saturation, a flag with either a "W" or an "L" has flown from atop the scoreboard masthead, indicating the day's result(s) when baseball was played at Wrigley. In case of a doubleheader that results in a split, both the "win" and "loss" flags are flown.


Past Cubs media guides show that originally the flags were blue with a white "W" and white with a blue "L", the latter coincidentally suggesting "surrender". In 1978, consistent with the dominant colors of the flags, blue and white lights were mounted atop the scoreboard, denoting "win" and "loss" respectively for the benefit of nighttime passers-by.


The flags were replaced by 1990, the first year in which the Cubs media guide reports the switch to the now familiar colors of the flags: White with blue "W" and blue with white "L". In addition to needing to replace the worn-out flags, by then the retired numbers of Banks and Williams were flying on the foul poles, as white with blue numbers; so the "good" flag was switched to match that scheme.


This long-established tradition has evolved to fans carrying the white-with-blue-W flags to both home and away games, and displaying them after a Cub win. The flags have become more and more popular each season since 1998, and are now even sold at the ballpark.


Bleacher Bums
Wrigley Field's famous manual scoreboard in the center field bleachers.

The "Bleacher Bums" is a name given to fans, many of whom spend much of the day heckling, who sit in the bleacher section at Wrigley Field. Initially, the group was called "bums" because it referred to a group of fans who were at most games, and since those games were all day games, it was assumed they did not work. Many of those fans were, and are still, students at Chicago colleges, such as DePaul University, Loyola, and Illinois-Chicago. A Broadway play, starring Joe Mantegna, Dennis Farina, Dennis Franz, and Jim Belushi ran for years and was based on a group of Cub fans who frequented the club's games. The group was started in the 1970s by Mike Murphy, who is currently a radio host on Chicago-based WSCR.[citation needed] The current group is headed by Derek Schaul. In 2005, Bud Light bought naming rights to the bleacher section, dubbing them the Bud Light Bleachers. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2240x1680, 345 KB) Summary The old scoreboard at the WACA in use. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2240x1680, 345 KB) Summary The old scoreboard at the WACA in use. ... Bleacher Bums is a television episode directed by Stuart Gordon. ... DePaul University[1] is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... A garden sign welcomes residents and visitors to Rogers Park as home of Loyola University Chicago. ... This article is about the University of Illinois at Chicago. ... Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr. ... Dennis Farina as Detective Joe Fontana in Law & Order Donaldo Guglielmo Dennis Farina (born February 29, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Italian-American film and television actor, starring since 2004 as Detective Joe Fontana on NBCs Law & Order. ... Dennis Franz (born October 28, 1944) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor known for his role as Andy Sipowicz, a gritty police detective in the television series NYPD Blue. ... James Belushi (also known as Jim Belushi) (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor. ... WSCR is a sports radio station in the Chicago, Illinois radio market. ... Anheuser_Busch (NYSE: BUD), the worlds third largest brewing company in volume after InBev and SABMiller, is based in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The company brews 35 different beers and malt liquors. ...

Mascots

The official Cub mascot is a young bear cub, which has gone through various transformations thru the years. The Cubs have no official physical mascot, though a man in a 'polar bear' looking outfit, called "The Beeman" (or Bearman, B-man), which was not very popular with the fans, was employed by the club briefly in the early 1990s. However, the Cubs' un-official mascot is a formerly homeless man named Ronnie Wickers, who goes by the nickname of "Ronnie Woo Woo."[3] Wickers is not employed by the team, but is seen daily at games and outside the park, dressed in full uniform, usually with a hula hoop or jump rope. Wickers is the second fan to reach this status, the first being "Gary The Drunk" in the 1980s through mid 90s, and was featured in Steve Stone's book "Where's Harry?" Wickers, however, is much more popular. He is known for his trademark yelling, for example "Mark.... Wooo! Grace.... Wooo!," and has been adopted by fans as a part of the culture at Wrigley Field. Wickers has gained national fame, and has appeared on the Howard Stern and Mancow radio programs. Ronnie Woo Woo Wickers (born October 31, 1941[1]) is a longtime Chicago Cubs fan and local celebrity in the Chicago area. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... Mancows 2003 book, on sale at amazon. ...


See also

The following is a history of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. ... Best franchise season: 116-36 (.763) (1906) (MLB record) Worst franchise season: 59-103 (.364) (1962,1966) Batting average: Ross Barnes, .389 (1876) On-base percentage: Ross Barnes, .462 (1876) Slugging percentage: Sammy Sosa, .737 (2001) OPS: Sammy Sosa, 1. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Superstation WGN is a Chicago-based American superstation for WGN-TV, owned by Tribune Broadcasting Company. ... WGN-AM is a radio station on 720 kHz in Chicago, co-owned with WGN-TV. WGN-AMs transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. ... Samuel Sam Zell (born September 1941) is a U.S.-born billionaire and real estate entrepreneur. ... The Curse of the Billy Goat is an urban legend concerning various regular-season and postseason woes of the Chicago Cubs, a Major League Baseball team. ... Steven D. Bartman (born 1977) [1] [2] is a resident of the Chicago area, who gained notoriety on the evening of October 14, 2003, for attempting a catch of a foul pop-up in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins... This is a list of Major League Baseball franchise post-season and World Series droughts (spells of not winning). ... Grant M. DePorter (born November 7, 1964) is a restaurateur from Chicago, USA, who came to worldwide prominence in 2004 after paying US$113,824. ...

Current roster

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Bullpen
Ryan Scott Dempster (born May 3, 1977 in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada) is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Theodore Roosevelt Ted Lilly (born January 4, 1976 in Lomita, California), is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... Jason Scott Marquis (born August 21, 1978, in Manhasset, New York), is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... Carlos Alberto Zambrano (born June 1, 1981 in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2001. ...

Catchers

Infielders
Chad Douglas Fox (born September 3, 1970 in Coronado, California) is a current right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Sean Gallagher (born December 30, 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a current pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Bobby Dean Howry (born August 4, 1973) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who currently plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Sean Marshall is a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. ... Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977 in Irving, Texas) is an American baseball player. ... Michael James Wuertz (Würtz) (born December 15, 1978 in Austin, Minnesota) is a right-handed relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... Henry Ramón Blanco (born August 29, 1971 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball catcher and right-handed batter who plays in the National League for the Chicago Cubs. ... Geovany Soto (born January 20, 1983 is a Major League Baseball catcher, currently on the Chicago Cubs extended roster. ...

Outfielders
Ronny Alexander Cedeño (born February 2, 1983 in Carabobo, Venezuela) is a shortstop for the Chicago Cubs. ... DeRosa (right) and Ryan Theriot (left) take the field Mark Thomas DeRosa (born February 26, 1975 in Passaic, New Jersey) is a Major League Baseball player who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Michael Eugene Fontenot (born June 9, 1980 in [[Slidell, Louisiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Derrek Leon Lee (born September 6, 1975 in Sacramento, California) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Chicago Cubs and has since 2004. ... Aramis Nin Ramírez (born June 25, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2003 and on November 12, 2006 signed a five year deal with the Cubs with an option for 2011. ... <tr style=background:{{{bgcolor1};>}}};>}} Ryan Theriot (born December 7, 1979 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) played college baseball at Louisiana State University and is an infielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Daryle Ward (born June 27, 1975 in Lynwood, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman for the Chicago Cubs. ...

Pitchers

Catchers
Kosuke Fukudome (福留孝介, Fukudome Kōsuke, born April 26, 1977 in Kagoshima, Japan) is a Japanese baseball player for the Chunichi Dragons. ... Reed Cameron Johnson (born December 8, 1976 in Riverside, California) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Félix Pie (pronounced Pē-Ā) (born February 8, 1985 in La Romana, Dominican Republic) is a Major League center fielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... José Eleazar Ascanio (born May 2, 1985) is a right-handed pitcher who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves. ... Neal James Cotts (born March 25, 1980 in Belleville, Illinois) is a left-handed pitcher currently with the Chicago Cubs. ... Scott Alan Eyre (born May 30, 1972 in Inglewood, California) is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Kevin R. Hart (born November 11, 1982 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... Richard Joseph Hill (b. ... William John Petrick III (born April 29, 1984 in Kankakee, IL) Prounounced PET-Rick is a current pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Carmen Peter Pignatiello (born September 12, 1982, in Hammond, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs[1]. Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 20th round of the 2000 MLB amateur draft, Pignatiello would spend seven seasons in various ranks within the farm system before... Jeffrey Alan Samardzija (born January 23, 1985 in Merrillville, Indiana) is an American baseball player as a pitcher with the Tennessee Smokies, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. ...

  • -- Jake Fox

Infielders
Jake Fox (born July 20, 1982 in Beech Grove, Indiana) is a current catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ...

Outfielders
Eric Patterson (born on April 8, 1983 in Tallahassee, Florida) is an American baseball player. ...

Manager

Coaches
Samuel Babson Fuld, known as Sam (born November 20, 1981, in Durham, New Hampshire) is a Jewish-American left-handed professional baseball player, and currently plays outfield for the Chicago Cubs. ... Matthew Henry Murton (born October 3, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an outfielder who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs. ... Louis Victor Piniella (born August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ...

60-day disabled list
Iván Alvarez DeJesús (born January 9, 1953 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player from 1974 to 1988 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, St. ... Gerald Perry (born October 30, 1960 in Savannah, Georgia), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a 1st baseman from 1983-1995. ... Gregory Mike Quade {born March 12, 1957 in Evanston, Illinois) is the current third base coach of the Chicago Cubs, and the former manager of the Iowa Cubs, the AAA baseball team for the Chicago Cubs. ... Larry Rothschild is the pitching coach of the Chicago Cubs. ... Matthew Stephen Sinatro (born March 22, 1960 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a former major league catcher and the current first base coach for the Chicago Cubs. ... Lester Strode was selected as a pitcher in the 4th round of the 1980 amateur draft and played in the minors from 1980 to 1988. ... Alan Stuart Trammell (born February 21, 1958 in Garden Grove, California) was an American baseball shortstop of the Detroit Tigers from 1977 to 1996. ...

  • 37 Ángel Guzmán


† 15-day disabled list
* Suspended list
# Bereavement list
Roster updated 2008-05-03
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Ángel Guzmán (born December 14, 1981 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Retired numbers

The Chicago Cubs retired numbers are commemorated on pinstriped flags flying from the foul poles at Wrigley Field:


Ron
Santo

3B: 1960-1973 CHC

Ernie
Banks

SS/1B: 1953-1971 CHC

Ryne
Sandberg

2B: 1982-1997 CHC

Billy
Williams

OF: 1959-1974 CHC

Number
Reserved
N/A: 2007 CHC

Jackie
Robinson

Retired by MLB
  • Upon signing with the Cubs prior to the 2007 season, Ted Lilly agreed to wear uniform number 30 rather than his usual 31 due to its imminent retirement. It is unannounced if 31 would be retired in the name of Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux, or both.

Ronald Edward Santo (born February 25, 1940 in Seattle, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Ernest Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Billy Williams can refer to different people: Billy Williams, the baseball player. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Theodore Roosevelt Ted Lilly (born January 4, 1976 in Lomita, California), is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... Ferguson Arthur Fergie Jenkins CM (born December 13, 1943[1] in Chatham, Ontario, Canada[2]) is a Canadian right-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ...

Minor league affiliations

Class-Level Triple-A Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (1998-Present) American Conference North Division American Association (1969-1997) Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs (1981-Present) Chicago White Sox (1976-1980) Houston Astros (1975) Chicago White Sox (1973-1974) Oakland Athletics (1969-1973) Current uniform Name Iowa Cubs (1982... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... League Southern League Division North Division Year founded 2000 Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs Home ballpark Smokies Park Previous home ballparks Bill Meyer Stadium City Kodak, Tennessee Current uniform colors red, navy Previous uniform colors navy blue, green Logo design The Smokies wordmark in silver outlined in navy blue. ... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... League Florida State League Division Eastern Year founded 1993 Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs Home ballpark Jackie Robinson Stadium Previous home ballparks none City Daytona Beach, Florida Current uniform colors blue, red, white Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles 2 - 1995, 2004 (co-champs with Tampa Yankees... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ... The Peoria Chiefs are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, from Peoria, Illinois. ... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Boise Hawks are a minor league baseball team in Boise, Idaho, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm... The Northwest League is a class A minor league. ... Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Mesa Cubs are a minor league baseball team in Mesa, Arizona, USA. They are a Class R team in the Arizona League, and have been a farm... The Arizona League is a minor league baseball league that operates in Arizona. ... [ [ Image:VSL.gif|experiencia del ninguna de párrafo jugadores de poca o del liga del una de liga venezolana del verano es del la del derecha del la ] ] . en Venezuela de Aragua y Carabobo de los estados de los los del en del funciona del liga del la. ...

Season-by-season results

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Cubs. For the full season-by-season history, see Chicago Cubs seasons.
For updates on current season, see 2008 Chicago Cubs season. The following lists the results of every season of the Chicago Cubs professional baseball club of Major League Baseball. ... The Chicago Cubs 2008 season will be the upcoming season for the Chicago Cubs. ...

Season Team League Division Regular season Post-Season
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
2003 2003 NL Central 1st 88 74 .543 - Won NLDS vs Atlanta Braves, 3–2
Lost NLCS to Florida Marlins, 3–4
2004 2004 NL Central 3rd 89 73 .549 16
2005 2005 NL Central 4th 79 83 .488 21
2006 2006 NL Central 6th 66 96 .407 17.5
2007 2007 NL Central 1st 85 77 .525 - Lost NLDS to Arizona Diamondbacks, 0–3

This is a list of seasons of Major League Baseball. ... The Major League Baseball season has been 162 games long for each team since the early 1960s. ... The Major League Baseball season has been 162 games long for each team since the early 1960s. ... The 2003 MLB season was the 100th season of Major League Baseball. ... Chicago Cubs 2003 National League Central Division Champions!!!! ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The 2003 National League Division Series, the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, pitted the NL East Champion Atlanta Braves (101-61) against the NL Central Champion Chicago Cubs (88-74), and the NL West Champion San Francisco Giants (100-62) against the Wild Card Florida Marlins (91... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The 2003 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 7 to October 15 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs and the wild-card qualifying Florida Marlins. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... The 2004 MLB season was the 101st season of Major League Baseball. ... // Template:2004 NL Central standings 2004 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 2004 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The 2005 MLB season was the 102nd season of Major League Baseball. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 2005 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Dusty Baker Local television CSN Chicago Superstation WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 2005 season was a season in American baseball. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... In 2006, the Major League Baseball season ended with the National Leagues St. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 2006 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Dusty Baker Local television CSN Chicago Superstation WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 2006 season was the 131st season for the Cubs. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... // The 2007 Major League Baseball season is the 107th since the American and National Leagues combined to form Major League Baseball. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 2007 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company (Final Season) Manager(s) Lou Piniella Local television CSN Chicago Superstation WGN WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 2007 season began with the Cubs trying to... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The 2007 National League Division Series (NLDS) will take place at the end of the baseball season of 2007 and will pit the winners of the divisions plus the wildcard against each other. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ...

Championships

Preceded by
Chicago White Sox
1906
World Series Champions
Chicago Cubs

1907 and 1908
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1909
Preceded by
New York Giants
1905
National League Champions
Chicago Cubs

1906, 1907, and 1908
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1909
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1909
National League Champions
Chicago Cubs

1910
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1911 and 1912
Preceded by
New York Giants
1917
National League Champions
Chicago Cubs

1918
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1919
Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1928
National League Champions
Chicago Cubs

1929
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1930 and 1931
Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1930 and 1931
National League Champions
Chicago Cubs

1932
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1933
Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1934
National League Champions
Chicago Cubs

1935
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1936 and 1937
Preceded by
New York Giants
1936 and 1937
National League Champions
Chicago Cubs

1938
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1939 and 1940
Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1942, 1943, and 1944
National League Champions
Chicago Cubs

1945
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1946

Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... This article is about the baseball team. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...

Notes

  1. ^ ESPN.com, Prominent names mentioned as possible Cubs' buyers Retrieved on April 2, 2007
  2. ^ Three Finger, Cindy Thomson & Scott Brown, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0-8032-4448-7, p.88-89
  3. ^ "Woo Who", Dave Hoekstra, Chicago Sun-Times, April 1, 2005.

is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

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Further reading

  • Murphy, Cait (2007). "Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History." New York, NY: Smithsonian Books. ISBN 978-0-06-088937-1
  • Wright, Marshall (2000). The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857-1870. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-0779-4


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Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... 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Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... This article is about the baseball team. ... 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Soccer MLS: Chicago Fire, PDL: Chicago Fire Premier, MISL: Chicago Storm
Baseball MLB: Chicago CubsChicago White Sox, FL: Windy City ThunderBolts, MWL: Kane County Cougars, NL: Gary SouthShore RailCatsJoliet JackHammersSchaumburg Flyers
Softball NPF: Chicago Bandits
Basketball NBA: Chicago Bulls , WNBA: Chicago Sky, PBL: Chicago Throwbacks, IBL: Elgin RacersGary Steelheads • Windy City Soldiers
Football NFL: Chicago Bears, AFL: Chicago Rush, CIFL: Chicago Slaughter
Hockey NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, AHL: Chicago Wolves, USHL: Chicago Steel, MAHL: South Shore Shooters
Rugby RSL: Chicago Lions RFC • Chicago Griffins RFC
Lacrosse MLL: Chicago Machine, NLL: Chicago Shamrox
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Chicago State University • DePaul University • Loyola University Chicago • Northern Illinois University • Northwestern University • University of Illinois at Chicago • Valparaiso University
A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... WGN-AM is a radio station on 720 kHz in Chicago, co-owned with WGN-TV. WGN-AMs transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. ... Tribune Publishing is a group of newspaper located throughout the United States which are owned and operated by the Tribune Company, a publish conglomerate based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Tribune Media Services (TMS) is a syndication company owned by the Tribune Company. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... USD redirects here. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial statements in businesses and other organizations. ...

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