A report on Chicago Cubs and Federal League

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
James A. Gilmore of the Federal League circa 1913
1913 Chicago Cubs
William E. Robertson was president of the Buffalo, New York Federal League baseball team the Buffalo Blues.
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
C. C. Madison in 1915. He was the former owner of the Kansas City, Missouri baseball club of the Federal League, the Kansas City Packers.
Club logo (1927–1936)
Washington Park in April 1915
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
1914 Brooklyn Tip-Tops
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.
Joe Tinker managed the 1915 Chicago Whales.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
George Textor played for Indianapolis in 1913.
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Bill McKechnie played for Indianapolis in 1914.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Mordecai Brown played for Chicago in 1915.
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

Lasker brought in a wealthy partner, Charles Weeghman, the proprietor of a popular chain of lunch counters who had previously owned the Chicago Whales of the short-lived Federal League.

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Two Federal League owners were allowed to buy struggling franchises in the established leagues: Phil Ball, owner of the St. Louis Terriers, was allowed to buy the St. Louis Browns of the AL, and Charles Weeghman, owner of the Chicago Whales, bought the Chicago Cubs.

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Chicago Whales

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The Chicago Whales were a professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The Chicago Whales were a professional baseball team based in Chicago.

Chicago Federals playing at Weeghman Park in April 1914

They played in the Federal League, a short-lived "third Major League", in 1914 and 1915.

They originally lacked a formal nickname, and were known simply as the "Chicago Federals" (or "Chi-Feds") to distinguish them from the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox.

Brown in 1904

Mordecai Brown

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American Major League Baseball pitcher and manager during the first two decades of the 20th century (known as the "dead-ball era").

American Major League Baseball pitcher and manager during the first two decades of the 20th century (known as the "dead-ball era").

Brown in 1904
Brown's pitching (or "twirling") hand
Brown with the Chicago Cubs in 1909 (left) and 1916 (right)
Brown in 1911

Brown's most productive period was when he played for the Chicago Cubs from 1904 through 1912.

After the 1913 season, Brown jumped to the Federal League, signing his contract on the same day as Joe Tinker.

Tinker with the Chicago Cubs in 1908

Joe Tinker

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American professional baseball player and manager.

American professional baseball player and manager.

Tinker with the Chicago Cubs in 1908
Joe Tinker baseball card, 1912
Joe Tinker in a Coca-Cola ad from 1913
Charles Weeghman (left), James A. Gilmore (center), and Tinker (right) at the groundbreaking ceremony for Weeghman Park in 1914
Tinker Field in Orlando, Florida

He played from 1902 through 1916 for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Chicago Whales of the Federal League.

Wrigley Field in 2018

Wrigley Field

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Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Wrigley Field in 2018
Wrigley Field in 2022
Videoboard above new left field bleacher seats in 2015
Closeup of Wrigley Field's ivy
Wrigley's distinctive ivy-covered outfield walls in 2006
View of the right field bleacher seats before the 1060 Project renovations began
April 2006 view from a rooftop across Waveland Avenue
The scoreboard at Wrigley Field is operated by hand.
The iconic marquee outside Wrigley Field
The marquee was temporarily painted purple for the 2010 Land of Lincoln Trophy college football game.
Installed in 1934, the marquee was removed for restoration for the first time in 2015.
Wrigley Field configured for soccer in 2012.
Hockey rink layout during the 2009 NHL Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Red Wings
Some Wrigley Field advertising in 2007
The north exterior of Wrigley Field, with manual scoreboard visible, as it appears during the offseason. This picture was taken prior to the outfield bleacher expansion, which brought the bleachers over the sidewalk.
Fans on Waveland Avenue during a 2009 game.
at Wrigley Field is served by Red Line trains. This view is now blocked by buildings constructed in 2007.

It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two MLB franchises.

It first opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park for Charles Weeghman's Chicago Whales of the Federal League, which folded after the 1915 baseball season.

Weeghman in 1914

Charles Weeghman

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German American restaurant entrepreneur and sports executive.

German American restaurant entrepreneur and sports executive.

Weeghman in 1914
Weeghman in 1914
Weeghman (left) with James A. Gilmore (center) and Joe Tinker (right) at the groundbreaking ceremony for Weeghman Park, March 4, 1914

After failing to acquire the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club in 1911, he became one of the founders of the upstart Federal League in 1913 as the owner of the Chicago Whales.

After the failure of the Federal League, Weeghman acquired a majority interest in the Chicago Cubs.

Major League Baseball

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Professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world.

Professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world.

National League Baltimore Orioles, 1896
Cy Young, 1911 baseball card
Jackie Robinson comic book, 1951
1959 World Series action at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Graph showing, by year, the average number of runs per MLB game
Mark McGwire was one of several central figures in baseball's steroids scandal
Cleveland Indians throwback uniform
A Grapefruit League game at the former Los Angeles Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida
President John F. Kennedy throwing out the first pitch at the 1962 All-Star Game at DC Stadium
Rafael Palmeiro (batter), one of the MLB players suspended for steroid use
MLB blackout map in the United States
Canadian MLB blackout map
MLB blackout map in the United States

There were several challenges to MLB's primacy in the sport, with notable attempts to establish competing leagues occurring during the late 1800s, from 1913 to 1915 with the short-lived Federal League, and in 1960 with the aborted Continental League.

The modern Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves franchises trace their histories back to the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players in the 1870s.