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Caray in the Wrigley Field booth in 1988
The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
Caray in 1951, when he was with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team's broadcasts were sponsored by the Griesedieck Brothers brewery prior to its purchase by Anheuser-Busch in 1953.
Former logo, used from August 1983 to May 3, 1993.
Traditional Potawatomi regalia on display at the Field Museum of Natural History
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan in the press box with Caray during a 1988 game at Wrigley Field
Former logo, used from May 3, 1993, to November 10, 2002; as a network affiliate, The WB's logo was placed next to the "9" (which is mirrored as the "G" in the call sign bar).
An artist's rendering of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871
1913 Chicago Cubs
Caray using his net to catch a foul ball in the Cardinals broadcast booth, 1957. He continued this practice when he worked for other teams.
Former logo, used from November 11, 2002, to May 15, 2017; as a network affiliate, the logos of The WB and The CW, respectively, appeared next to the boxed "9" (which was originally rendered in blue until 2016).
Court of Honor at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Harry Caray's statue outside Wrigley Field
News van outside the Dirksen Federal Building in June 2018.
Men outside a soup kitchen during the Great Depression (1931)
Club logo (1927–1936)
Harry Caray banner at Wrigley Field
Boy from Chicago, 1941
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
Protesters in Grant Park outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention
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.
Downtown and the North Side with beaches lining the waterfront
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
A satellite image of Chicago
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Community areas of the City of Chicago
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
The Chicago Building (1904–05) is a prime example of the Chicago School, displaying both variations of the Chicago window.
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Replica of Daniel Chester French's Statue of the Republic at the site of the World's Columbian Exposition
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Downtown Chicago and the Chicago River during January 2014 cold wave
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Map of racial distribution in Chicago, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
The Chicago Board of Trade Building
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
The National Hellenic Museum in Greektown is one of several ethnic museums comprising the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
A Chicago jazz club
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
The Chicago Theatre
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
The spire of the Copernicus Center is modeled on the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Jay Pritzker Pavilion by night
Ron Santo
Ferries offer sightseeing tours and water-taxi transportation along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
Billy Williams
Aerial view of Navy Pier at night
Ferguson Jenkins
The Magnificent Mile hosts numerous upscale stores, as well as landmarks like the Chicago Water Tower.
Kiki Cuyler
Chicago-style stuffed pizza
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
A Polish market in Chicago
Harry Caray
Carl Sandburg's most famous description of the city is as "Hog Butcher for the World/Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat/ Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler,/ Stormy, Husky, Brawling, City of the Big Shoulders."
Chicago Half Marathon on Lake Shore Drive on the South Side
Daley Plaza with Picasso statue, City Hall in background. At right, the Daley Plaza Building contains the state law courts.
Chicago Police Department SUV, 2011
When it was opened in 1991, the central Harold Washington Library appeared in Guinness World Records as the largest municipal public library building in the world.
The University of Chicago, as seen from the Midway Plaisance
WGN began in the early days of radio and developed into a multi-platform broadcaster, including a cable television super-station.
The former Harpo Studios in West Loop, Chicago was home of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1986 until 2011 and other Harpo Production operations until 2015.
Aerial photo of the Jane Byrne Interchange, opened in the 1960s
Chicago Union Station, opened in 1925, is the third-busiest passenger rail terminal in the United States.
Amtrak train on the Empire Builder route departs Chicago from Union Station
O'Hare International Airport
Prentice Women's Hospital on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Downtown Campus

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

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WGN-TV (channel 9) is an independent television station in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


After a year working for the Oakland Athletics and 11 years with the Chicago White Sox, Caray spent the last 16 years of his career as the announcer for the Chicago Cubs.

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WGN-TV also became more reliant on sports programming, led by its broadcasts of Chicago Cubs baseball games as well as other regional collegiate and professional teams.


In contrast to the "SportsVision" concept, the Cubs' own television outlet, WGN-TV, had become among the first of the cable television superstations, offering their programming to providers across the United States for free, and Caray became as famous nationwide as he had long been on the South Side and, previously, in St. Louis.

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At the top of the order, Dernier and Sandberg were exciting, aptly coined "the Daily Double" by Harry Caray.

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Caray's funeral was held on February 27, 1998, at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.

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A number of statues also honor recent local heroes such as Michael Jordan (by Amrany and Rotblatt-Amrany), Stan Mikita, and Bobby Hull outside of the United Center; Harry Caray (by Amrany and Cella) outside Wrigley field, Jack Brickhouse (by McKenna) next to the WGN studios, and Irv Kupcinet at the Wabash Avenue Bridge.

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WGN-TV had a long-term association with the team, having aired Cubs games via its WGN Sports department from its establishment in 1948, through the 2019 season.

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1919 "Black Sox" team photo
Ed Walsh holds the record for lowest career earned run average (ERA), 1.82
Al López, manager of the "Go-Go Sox"
Harold Baines at the plate in 1986
Frank Thomas in 1997
The White Sox celebrate after winning a tie-breaker game against the Minnesota Twins for a spot in the 2008 playoffs
View from the upper deck of U.S. Cellular Field in 2006
Batting practice at Comiskey Park, 1986
The 1912–1917, 1919–1929, 1931, and 1936–1938 Chicago White Sox logo
Uniform design from 1971–1975
Alternate logo, used on the road uniform (1991–2010) and on the black alternate uniform (1993–present).
Eddie Murphy, John "Shano" Collins, Joe Jackson, Happy Felsch, and Nemo Leibold in their dugout during the 1917 World Series
Luis Aparicio (1956–62, 1968–70)
Luke Appling (1930–43, 1945–50)
Carlton Fisk (1981–1993)
Nellie Fox (1950–1963)
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1915–1920)
Ted Lyons (1923–1942, 1946)
Minnie Miñoso (1951–57, 1960–61, 1964, 1976, 1980)
Bill Veeck, White Sox owner (1959–61, 1975–80) who revolutionized baseball by introducing many innovations in promotion
Fielder Jones of the White Sox hits the ball against Cubs at West Side Grounds, 1905
Elson in the 1940s
Harrelson in the broadcast booth in 2007

The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The White Sox are one of two MLB teams based in Chicago, the other being the Chicago Cubs of the National League (NL) Central division.

After Elson's retirement in 1970, Harry Caray began his tenure as the voice of the White Sox, on radio and on television.

White Sox games appeared sporadically on television throughout the first half of the 20th century, most commonly announced by Jack Brickhouse on WGN-TV (channel 9).