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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chicago Cubs

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The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members and currently the two-time defending champions of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League. One of two Major League clubs based in Chicago (the other being the Chicago White Sox), the Cubs are also one of the two remaining charter members of the National League. (the other being the Atlanta Braves). The franchise is infamous for its 100-year title drought, which is longer than that of any other major North American professional sports team.

The Cubs are often referred as "The North Siders" because Wrigley Field, where they have played their home games since 1916, is located in Chicago's north side Lakeview community. They are also often called "The Boys in Blue" noting the team's primary uniform color, (which itself is often referred to as "Cubbie Blue") or simply as "The Cubbies."

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Retired Numbers10, 14, 23, 26, 31, 31, 42
Colors


  • Blue, Red, White


              
Name


  • Chicago Cubs (1902–present)




  • Chicago Orphans (1898-1901)

  • Chicago Colts (1890-1897)

  • Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889)


(a.k.a. Remnants 1898-1901)
Other nicknames


  • The Cubbies, The North Siders, The Boys in Blue, The Loveable Losers


Ballpark


  • Wrigley Field (1916–present)

    • a.k.a. Cubs Park (1920-1926)

    • a.k.a. Weeghman Park (1916-1920)



  • West Side Park (II) (1893-1915)

  • South Side Park (1891-1893)

  • West Side Park (I) (1885-1891)

  • Lakefront Park (II) (1883-1884)

  • Lakefront Park (I) (1878-1882)

  • 23rd Street Grounds (1874-1877)

  • Union Base-Ball Grounds (1870-1871)


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
 1870 (amateur)
Central Division titles (3)2008 • 2007 • 2003
East Division titles (2)1989 • 1984
Wild card berths (1)1998