Thomas S. Ricketts
Manager: David Ross
Team Icon: Ernie Banks
AAA Minor League Affiliate: Iowa Cubs
World Series Titles: 1907, 1908, 2016
Stadium: Wrigley Field (1916–present)
Previous Ball Parks:
West Side Park (II) (1893–1915), South Side Park (1891–1893)
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. And even better for Cubbies fans is that they finally broke the famous billy goat curse when they won the 2016 World Series. Your move Detroit Lions.
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