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.
1913 Chicago Cubs
The Quapaw Bathhouse, along Hot Springs' famed "Bathhouse Row"
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
September 10, 1913, with remnants of the fire
Club logo (1927–1936)
Aerial view of Hot Springs after 1925 along Central Avenue. The base of Hot Springs Mountain is in top right, behind Bathhouse Row. Part of West Mountain is on the left. The southwest edge of North Mountain is behind the Arlington Hotel at top.
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center—now known as Arkansas Career Training Institute—was formerly an Army and Navy Hospital.
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 Hot Springs, as seen from mountain overlook
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Hot Springs National Park
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Quapaw Bathhouse
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
The Medical Arts Building towers over Central Avenue.
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Lake Hamilton, viewed from Garvan Woodland Gardens
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Finish line at the 2013 Arkansas Derby
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

Often called the "birthplace" of Spring training baseball, Hot Springs first welcomed Major League Baseball in 1886, when the Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs), brought their coaches and players to the city in preparation for the upcoming season.

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The Chicago White Stockings, (today's Chicago Cubs), began spring training in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1886.

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A 1994 Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers' former camp in Vero Beach, Florida

Spring training

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Preseason in Major League Baseball , a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season.

Preseason in Major League Baseball , a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season.

A 1994 Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers' former camp in Vero Beach, Florida
Boston Red Sox players in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1912
1885 Chicago White Stockings (known today as the Chicago Cubs)
Babe Ruth hit a 573-foot home run in spring training, 1918. He led the league with 11 home runs and had a 13–7 record as the Red Sox won the 1918 World Series.
A 2007 Cactus League game between the Cubs and the White Sox at HoHoKam Park
New York Giants during Spring Training in Marlin, Texas (circa 1915)
Jim Thorpe, US Olympian, New York Giants Spring Training in Marlin, Texas, likely 1918
A Braves spring training game against the Mets in 2008
An extended spring training game in Sarasota, Florida, during the 2008 season

Hot Springs, Arkansas, has been called the original "birthplace" of spring training baseball.

The location of Hot Springs and the concept of getting the players ready for the upcoming season was the brainchild of Chicago White Stockings (today's Chicago Cubs) team President Albert Spalding and Cap Anson.

Ban Johnson HOF plaque

Ban Johnson Park

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Ban Johnson HOF plaque
Hot Springs Alligator Farm, 1924
Honus Wagner 1911 batting
Babe Ruth Red Sox, 1918. In spring training 1918 Pitcher Babe Ruth hit a ball 573 ft. The ball landed in the alligator farm across the street from Whittington Park
Boston Red Sox players in Hot Springs, Arkansas for spring training, left to right: Olaf Hendrikson, Larry Gardner, Buck O'Brien, Heinie Wagner, Steve Yerkes and Hugh Bradley boarding train

Ban Johnson Park was a baseball stadium located in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Beginning with the spring of 1886, when the Chicago White Stockings' (today's Chicago Cubs) President Albert Spalding, the founder of A.G Spalding, and player/manager Cap Anson brought their players to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Grover Cleveland Alexander

Fogel Field

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Grover Cleveland Alexander
Hall of Famer, Pie Traynor, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1922
Josh Gibson HOF Plaque

Fogel Field was a baseball park located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, utilized for spring training games and baseball camps between 1912 and 1952.

Beginning with spring 1886, when the Chicago White Stockings' (today's Chicago Cubs) President Albert Spalding, the founder of A.G Spalding, and player-manager Cap Anson brought their players to Hot Springs, Arkansas, the concept was for players to have training and improved fitness before the start of the regular season.

(1954)Jackie Robinson. Brooklyn Dodgers.

Majestic Park

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One of the first Major League Baseball spring training facilities.

One of the first Major League Baseball spring training facilities.

(1954)Jackie Robinson. Brooklyn Dodgers.
World Series Champion Red Sox 1916, Babe Ruth in front row, middle
Dizzy Dean plaque HOF. "Dean Field" was named for Dean and his brother Paul "Daffy" Dean
Babe Ruth, 1916
Hank Aaron, Milwaukee Braves, 1960

The ballpark was located at the corner of Belding Street and Carson Street in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Often called the "birthplace" of Spring Training baseball, Hot Springs first welcomed Major League Baseball in 1886, when the Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs), brought their coaches and players to the city in preparation for the upcoming season.

Cap Anson

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American Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman.

American Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman.

Cap Anson, Chicago.
Cap Anson baseball card (N162), 1888
Cap Anson throws out the first pitch for the home opener for the Cubs on April 22, 1908, at Chicago's West Side Park
Anson in 1907
Anson's grave at Oak Woods Cemetery

He spent most of his career with the Chicago Cubs franchise (then known as the "White Stockings" and later the "Colts"), serving as the club's manager, first baseman and, later in his tenure, minority owner.

They were among the first to send their clubs to warmer climates in the South to prepare for the season, beginning in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1886.

Spalding the businessman at 60, 1910

Albert Spalding

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American pitcher, manager, and executive in the early years of professional baseball, and the co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company.

American pitcher, manager, and executive in the early years of professional baseball, and the co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company.

Spalding the businessman at 60, 1910
Albert Spalding on a 1871 Boston Red Stockings baseball card.

Playing to the pitcher's desire to return to his Midwestern roots and challenging Spalding's integrity, Hulbert convinced Spalding to sign a contract to play for the White Stockings (now known as the Chicago Cubs) in 1876.

In 1886, with Spalding as president of the franchise, the Chicago White Stockings (today's Chicago Cubs), began holding spring training in Hot Springs, Arkansas, which subsequently has been called the "birthplace" of spring training baseball.