Chicago Cubs

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
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
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.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
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

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

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Rogers Hornsby

American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Rogers Hornsby with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1917
Rogers Hornsby (pictured on a 1922 baseball card) takes a swing.
Rogers Hornsby with the Boston Braves in 1928
How to Play First Base by Rogers Hornsby
Hornsby in 1920

He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929–1932), and St. Louis Browns (1933–1937).

Alexander in 1915

Grover Cleveland Alexander

American Major League Baseball pitcher.

American Major League Baseball pitcher.

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

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

Dean on the cover of Time magazine in 1935

Dizzy Dean

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.

Cap Anson throws out the first ball of 1908

West Side Park

The name used for two different baseball parks that formerly stood in Chicago, Illinois.

The name used for two different baseball parks that formerly stood in Chicago, Illinois.

Cap Anson throws out the first ball of 1908
First West Side Park c. 1885
Action at a Cubs-Sox exhibition series, 1905
Action in the 1906 World Series
Expanded left-side grandstand in 1908
Right field area and rooftop bleachers in 1908.
West Side Park hosting Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1916, the year after the Cubs moved across town to Weeghman Park.
Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs 1909
1885 diagram
1886 Robinson Fire Map diagram
Newspaper ad for opening game of West Side Park (I)
1893 partial diagram
1893 sketch
Newspaper ad for opening game of West Side Park (II)
Colorized photo
Dusty Rhoads bats for the Chicago Orphans, 1902
August 30, 1908 – Cubs vs. Giants
Cubs score a run in 1908
New right field billboard, 1910
Cubs vs. Reds in 1910
Action during 1912 "City Series" with White Sox
Sanborn map diagram, 1917
Commemorative sign on Wood Street, outside the UIC Department of Psychiatry

They were both home fields of the team now known as the Chicago Cubs of the National League.

Tinker with the Chicago Cubs in 1908

Joe Tinker

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.

Chicago White Sox

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

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

National League

Older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest extant professional team sports league.

Older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest extant professional team sports league.

Shea Stadium prior to the start of a New York Mets game in 2008. Shea had the best attendance in the National League that year, drawing over 53,000 fans per game on average.
Morgan Bulkeley, the first president of the National League

The two remaining original NL franchises, Boston and Chicago, remain still in operation today as the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs.

Banks in 1969

Ernie Banks

Banks in 1969
1955 Bowman trading card
Banks in 1964
1967 advertisement
Banks' retired number 14 at Wrigley Field in Chicago
Banks and Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts on the float representing the Cubs organization at the 2010 Chicago Pride Parade
Ernie Banks' grave monument in Graceland Cemetery

Ernest Banks (January 31, 1931 – January 23, 2015), nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", was an American professional baseball player who starred in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971.

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913

Frank Chance

American professional baseball player.

American professional baseball player.

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913
Chance circa 1899 from The Sporting News
Frank Chance baseball card
Chance (left) shakes hands with Miller Huggins in 1923
Chance's Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

A first baseman, Chance played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs (initially named the "Orphans") and New York Yankees from 1898 through 1914.

Brock in 2008

Lou Brock

American professional baseball outfielder.

American professional baseball outfielder.

Brock in 2008
Brock in 1964
Brock with the Cardinals in spring training in 2005
Brock with the Cardinals c. 1977

He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the 1961 Chicago Cubs but spent the majority of his big league career as a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.