A report on Dead-ball eraChicago Cubs and Baseball

Ebbets Field in 1913
Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat
Dead-ball era slugging average (highlighted area, 1900–1918 inclusive) and contributions from (top to bottom) home runs (HR), triples (3B), doubles (2B), and singles (1B)
The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
Diagram of a baseball field Diamond may refer to the square area defined by the four bases or to the entire playing field. The dimensions given are for professional and professional-style games. Children often play on smaller fields.
Dead-ball era runs scored per game (highlighted area, 1900–1918 inclusive)
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
David Ortiz, the batter, awaiting a pitch, with the catcher and umpire
1913 Chicago Cubs
A shortstop tries to tag out a runner who is sliding head first, attempting to reach second base.
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Defensive positions on a baseball field, with abbreviations and scorekeeper's position numbers (not uniform numbers)
Club logo (1927–1936)
A first baseman receives a pickoff throw, as the runner dives back to first base.
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
Jackie Robinson in 1945, with the era's Kansas City Royals, a barnstorming squad associated with the Negro American League's Kansas City Monarchs
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Sadaharu Oh managing the Japan national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Playing for the Central League's Yomiuri Giants (1959–80), Oh set the professional world record for home runs.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Pesäpallo, a Finnish variation of baseball, was invented by Lauri "Tahko" Pihkala in the 1920s, and after that, it has changed with the times and grown in popularity. Picture of Pesäpallo match in 1958 in Jyväskylä, Finland.
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
A well-worn baseball
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Babe Ruth in 1920, the year he joined the New York Yankees
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The Green Monster is visible beyond the playing field on the left.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
A New York Yankees batter and a Boston Red Sox catcher at Fenway Park
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Rickey Henderson—the major leagues' all-time leader in runs and stolen bases—stealing third base in a 1988 game
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Cy Young—the holder of many major league career marks, including wins and innings pitched, as well as losses—in 1908. MLB's annual awards for the best pitcher in each league are named for Young.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Two players on the baseball team of Tokyo, Japan's Waseda University in 1921
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
The Tampere Tigers celebrating the 2017 title in Turku, Finland
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
An Afghan girl playing baseball in August 2002
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
The American Tobacco Company's line of baseball cards featured shortstop Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1909 to 1911. In 2007, the card shown here sold for $2.8 million.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The Green Monster is visible beyond the playing field on the left.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

In baseball, the dead-ball era was the period from around 1900 to the emergence of Babe Ruth as a power hitter in 1919, when he hit a then-league record 29 home runs.

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The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

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During this period, which has become known as baseball's dead-ball era, Cub infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance were made famous as a double-play combination by Franklin P. Adams' poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon".

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Many ballparks were large by modern standards, such as the West Side Grounds of the Chicago Cubs, which was 560 ft to the center field fence, and the Huntington Avenue Grounds of the Boston Red Sox, which was 635 ft to the center field fence.

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The so-called dead-ball era ended in the early 1920s with several changes in rule and circumstance that were advantageous to hitters.

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Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley led the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to help keep the game in the public eye.

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Ebbets Field in 1913

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