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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Gabby Hartnett

American professional baseball player and manager.

American professional baseball player and manager.

Hartnett, circa 1925
Hartnett's plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Hartnett's grave at All Saints Cemetery

He played almost his entire career in Major League Baseball as a catcher with the Chicago Cubs, from 1922 to 1940.

Chicago Whales

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 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.

Maddux in 2009

Greg Maddux

American college baseball coach and former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.

American college baseball coach and former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.

Maddux in 2009
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

Maddux is best known for his accomplishments while playing for the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs.

Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat

Baseball

Bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams, of nine players each, that take turns batting and fielding.

Bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams, of nine players each, that take turns batting and fielding.

Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat
Diagram of a baseball field Diamond may refer to the square area defined by the four bases or to the entire playing field. The dimensions given are for professional and professional-style games. Children often play on smaller fields.
David Ortiz, the batter, awaiting a pitch, with the catcher and umpire
A shortstop tries to tag out a runner who is sliding head first, attempting to reach second base.
Defensive positions on a baseball field, with abbreviations and scorekeeper's position numbers (not uniform numbers)
A first baseman receives a pickoff throw, as the runner dives back to first base.
Jackie Robinson in 1945, with the era's Kansas City Royals, a barnstorming squad associated with the Negro American League's Kansas City Monarchs
Sadaharu Oh managing the Japan national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Playing for the Central League's Yomiuri Giants (1959–80), Oh set the professional world record for home runs.
Pesäpallo, a Finnish variation of baseball, was invented by Lauri "Tahko" Pihkala in the 1920s, and after that, it has changed with the times and grown in popularity. Picture of Pesäpallo match in 1958 in Jyväskylä, Finland.
A well-worn baseball
Babe Ruth in 1920, the year he joined the New York Yankees
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The Green Monster is visible beyond the playing field on the left.
A New York Yankees batter and a Boston Red Sox catcher at Fenway Park
Rickey Henderson—the major leagues' all-time leader in runs and stolen bases—stealing third base in a 1988 game
Cy Young—the holder of many major league career marks, including wins and innings pitched, as well as losses—in 1908. MLB's annual awards for the best pitcher in each league are named for Young.
Two players on the baseball team of Tokyo, Japan's Waseda University in 1921
The Tampere Tigers celebrating the 2017 title in Turku, Finland
An Afghan girl playing baseball in August 2002
The American Tobacco Company's line of baseball cards featured shortstop Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1909 to 1911. In 2007, the card shown here sold for $2.8 million.

Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley led the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to help keep the game in the public eye.

William Wrigley Jr.

For other people by this name, see William Wrigley.

For other people by this name, see William Wrigley.

July 4th ad in 1920 for Wrigley's chewing gum in The Saturday Evening Post

In 1916, Wrigley bought a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs baseball team as part of a group headed by Charles Weeghman, former owner of the Federal League's Chicago Whales.

Sosa in 2012

Sammy Sosa

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.

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

Caray in the Wrigley Field booth in 1988

Harry Caray

American radio and television sportscaster.

American radio and television sportscaster.

Caray in the Wrigley Field booth in 1988
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.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan in the press box with Caray during a 1988 game at Wrigley Field
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.
Harry Caray's statue outside Wrigley Field
Harry Caray banner at Wrigley Field

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

Williams in 1969

Billy Williams

Williams in 1969
Williams in 1964
1975 Oakland Athletics #23 Billy Williams road jersey
Retired number 26 at Wrigley Field

Billy Leo Williams (born June 15, 1938) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and two seasons for the Oakland Athletics.

Rick Sutcliffe

Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956), nicknamed "The Red Baron", is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, and St. Louis Cardinals between 1976 and 1994.

Holtzman in 1969

Ken Holtzman

American former professional baseball player and coach.

American former professional baseball player and coach.

Holtzman in 1969
Holtzman in 1974

He played in Major League Baseball as a left-handed pitcher from through, most notably as a member of the Chicago Cubs for whom he pitched two no-hitters and, with the Oakland Athletics dynasty that won three consecutive World Series championships between 1972 to 1974.