National League Baltimore Orioles, 1896
The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
Cy Young, 1911 baseball card
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
Jackie Robinson comic book, 1951
1913 Chicago Cubs
1959 World Series action at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Graph showing, by year, the average number of runs per MLB game
Club logo (1927–1936)
Mark McGwire was one of several central figures in baseball's steroids scandal
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
Cleveland Indians throwback uniform
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.
A Grapefruit League game at the former Los Angeles Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
President John F. Kennedy throwing out the first pitch at the 1962 All-Star Game at DC Stadium
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Rafael Palmeiro (batter), one of the MLB players suspended for steroid use
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
MLB blackout map in the United States
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Canadian MLB blackout map
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
MLB blackout map in the United States
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

The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as part of the National League (NL) Central division.

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

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New York Mets

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American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens.

American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens.

William Shea was instrumental in returning National League baseball to New York City after five years of absence.
Shea Stadium was the Mets' home field from 1964 to 2008.
Tom Seaver, three-time Cy Young Award winner, led the Mets to victory in the 1969 World Series. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992.
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza in 1999
Jacob deGrom, the 2014 Rookie of the Year and 2018 and 2019 Cy Young Award Winner
Mets fans celebrating the 1986 championship team at New York City Hall
The 7 Line Army in 2017
Mr. & Mrs. Met greeting Mets Fans.
Jerry Koosman wearing his late-1960s' era Mets jersey, which served as an inspiration for the 2012–13 Mets pinstriped uniform.
Keith Hernandez served as Mets captain between 1987 & 1989.
David Wright was the most recent Mets captain before retiring in 2018.
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter (1985–1989)
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza (1998-2005)
Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver (1967-1977, 1983)
The Mets' retired numbers at Citi Field, 2018

The Mets compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League (NL) East division.

At the trade deadline, the Mets acquired All-star infielder & world series champion Javier Báez in trade with the Chicago Cubs.

Dean on the cover of Time magazine in 1935

Dizzy Dean

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American professional baseball pitcher.

American professional baseball pitcher.

Dean on the cover of Time magazine in 1935
Dizzy Dean 1933 Goudey baseball card.
Dizzy Dean's plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

During his Major League Baseball (MLB) career, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Browns.

Detroit Tigers

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American professional baseball team based in Detroit.

American professional baseball team based in Detroit.

1900 Detroit Tigers team photo
Logo (1901 to 1902)
Ty Cobb in 1913
1908 World Series program
Hank Greenberg
Hal Newhouser
Hall of Fame member Al Kaline, nicknamed "Mr. Tiger" (1953–1974), was an 18× All-Star
1968 World Series program and tickets for Games 4 and 5 at Tiger Stadium
Mickey Lolich was the 1968 World Series MVP
Willie Horton (1963–1977) had his No. 23 retired by the club
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, 1976 AL Rookie of the Year
Sparky Anderson was the manager of the Tigers from 1979 to 1995
Kirk Gibson, a Michigan State alumni, hit the clinching home run in Game 5 of the 1984 World Series
1984 World Series MVP, Alan Trammell (SS)
Cecil Fielder in 1996
The entrance sign of Comerica Park
Magglio Ordóñez hit a walk-off home run to clinch the 2006 AL pennant
Curtis Granderson in 2007
Justin Verlander, June 2008
Alex Avila, March 2010
In 2012, Miguel Cabrera became the first Major League player to win the Triple Crown in 45 years.
Delmon Young (left) and Prince Fielder (right) in 2012
Jim Leyland, manager from 2006 to 2013
Tiger Stadium, home of the Detroit Tigers from 1912 to 1999 at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in the Corktown district of Detroit
Tigers opening day 2007; view from section 324 at Comerica Park
Outfielder Ron LeFlore wearing the traditional Tigers home uniform with navy blue piping down the front and an Old English "D" on the left chest
Mickey Cochrane
Sam Crawford
Charlie Gehringer
Harry Heilmann
George Kell
Lou Whitaker
Ernie Harwell (Tigers broadcaster: 1960–2002)

The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) Central division.

The Tigers have had some rivalries with NL teams that they have faced repeatedly in the World Series, such as the Chicago Cubs (four times) and St. Louis Cardinals (three times).

Brown in 1904

Mordecai Brown

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

Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown (October 19, 1876 – February 14, 1948), nicknamed Three Finger Brown or Miner, was an American Major League Baseball pitcher and manager during the first two decades of the 20th century (known as the "dead-ball era").

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

McGwire with the San Diego Padres in 2017

Mark McGwire

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American former professional baseball first baseman.

American former professional baseball first baseman.

McGwire with the San Diego Padres in 2017
McGwire with the A's, 1989
McGwire hitting a home run in St. Louis against the Tigers on July 14, 2001
McGwire circling the field at Busch Memorial Stadium in a Chevrolet Corvette after hitting his 62nd home run of the season.
McGwire as coach for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011
McGwire batting during a May 1998 game

His Major League Baseball (MLB) playing career spanned from 1986 to 2001 while playing for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals, winning one World Series championship each, with Oakland as a player in 1989 and with St. Louis as a coach in 2011.

Mason was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the 2022 MLB draft.

Federal League

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James A. Gilmore of the Federal League circa 1913
William E. Robertson was president of the Buffalo, New York Federal League baseball team the Buffalo Blues.
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.
Washington Park in April 1915
1914 Brooklyn Tip-Tops
Joe Tinker managed the 1915 Chicago Whales.
George Textor played for Indianapolis in 1913.
Bill McKechnie played for Indianapolis in 1914.
Mordecai Brown played for Chicago in 1915.

The Federal League of Base Ball Clubs, known simply as the Federal League, was an American professional baseball league that played its first season as a minor league in 1913 and operated as a "third major league", in competition with the established National and American Leagues, from 1914 to 1915.

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.

Alexander in 1915

Grover Cleveland Alexander

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Alexander in 1915
Alexander pitching for the Phillies in 1915
Alexander with the Cubs at Wrigley Field in 1921

Grover Cleveland Alexander (February 26, 1887 – November 4, 1950), nicknamed "Old Pete", was an American Major League Baseball pitcher.

He played from 1911 through 1930 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Cardinals.

St. Louis Browns

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Barney Pelty
George Sisler

The St. Louis Browns were a Major League Baseball team that originated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee Brewers.

Under the deal, the Browns would buy the Chicago Cubs' top affiliate, the Los Angeles Angels; in those days, whoever owned a minor league team owned the major league rights to that city.

Sosa in 2012

Sammy Sosa

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Dominican-American former professional baseball right fielder.

Dominican-American former professional baseball right fielder.

Sosa in 2012
Sosa wore #21 with the Cubs in honor of his childhood idol Roberto Clemente.
Sosa in spring training with the Orioles in 2005
Sosa with the Orioles in 2005
Sosa played his final MLB season with the Rangers in 2007 before retiring two years later.
Sosa as a member of the Chicago Cubs

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 19 seasons, primarily with the Chicago Cubs.

Durocher in 1948

Leo Durocher

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American professional baseball player, manager and coach.

American professional baseball player, manager and coach.

Durocher in 1948
Durocher's 1933 Goudey baseball card
Durocher in the dressing room of Delorimier Stadium in Montreal in July 1946.
Durocher with the Giants in 1948.

He played in Major League Baseball as an infielder.

Durocher returned to the managerial ranks in 1966 with the Chicago Cubs.