Chicago Cubs

Founded: 1869
Team Owner: Thomas S. Ricketts
Manager: Joe Maddon
Team Icon: Ernie Banks
Overall Record: 10,511-10,065
AAA Minor League Affiliate: Iowa Cubs
World Series Titles: 1907, 1908
Stadium: Wrigley Field (1916–present)
Stadium Capacity: 41,072
Previous Ball Parks: West Side Park (II) (1893–1915), South Side Park (1891–1893)
City: Chicago, IL
Website: www.chicago.cubs.mlb.com
Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs began as the Chicago White Stockings back in 1870, and they went through some more monikers before settling on Cubs. Local sportswriters were referring to them as the Colts as the team was young and inexperienced. After the team lost their coach, Cap "Pop" Anson, in 1897, sports reporters called them the Orphans and Remnants. 

Frank Selee took the reigns as manager in 1902 and the reporters at the time then started calling the team the Cubs to refer to their youthful roster, and the name stuck from then on. That's much better than Orphans or Remnant. Now if they could only figure out a way around that whole curse thing.


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