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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Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago.

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago.

The team's founder George Halas (right) with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, early 1980s
The 1924 team photo
1961 Chicago Bears offensive line in action. "Bears Workout at Soldier Field for Armed Forces game Friday."
Payton set several franchise and NFL records in rushing during his 13-season career with the Bears
Bears Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is the only person in the modern era to win an NFL championship as a player and coach for the Chicago Bears
The Bears made one of the biggest trades in team history by acquiring Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler in 2009
Roquan Smith, Khalil Mack, DeAndre Houston-Carson, and Akiem Hicks of the Bears in 2018
Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois is the Bears' headquarters.
Staley Da Bear in 2008.
Soldier Field in 2011, as seen from the lakeshore
The CNA Center in Chicago flashes a "GO BEARS" window display before a Bears Sunday Night Football game
Map of radio affiliates by tower location, thus WBBM's location in the western suburbs of Chicago.

The team moved into Wrigley Field, which was home to the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise.

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Resort city in the state of Arkansas and the county seat of Garland County.

Resort city in the state of Arkansas and the county seat of Garland County.

The Quapaw Bathhouse, along Hot Springs' famed "Bathhouse Row"
September 10, 1913, with remnants of the fire
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.
Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center—now known as Arkansas Career Training Institute—was formerly an Army and Navy Hospital.
Downtown Hot Springs, as seen from mountain overlook
Hot Springs National Park
Quapaw Bathhouse
The Medical Arts Building towers over Central Avenue.
Lake Hamilton, viewed from Garvan Woodland Gardens
Finish line at the 2013 Arkansas Derby

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.

Durocher in 1948

Leo Durocher

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.

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

Federal League

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wood pitching for the Cubs in 2008

Kerry Wood

Wood pitching for the Cubs in 2008
Wood pitching for the Cleveland Indians in 2010.

Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977) is an American former baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees.

Kane County Cougars

Independent professional baseball team located in Geneva, Illinois and are members of the American Association of Professional Baseball, an official Partner League of Major League Baseball .

Independent professional baseball team located in Geneva, Illinois and are members of the American Association of Professional Baseball, an official Partner League of Major League Baseball .

Kane County Cougars, playing the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Fox Cities Stadium on June 9, 2006.

They were affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles in 1991 and 1992, with the Florida Marlins from 1993 to 2002, the Oakland Athletics from 2003 until 2010, the Kansas City Royals for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, and the Chicago Cubs for the 2013 and 2014 seasons before affiliating with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015.

Wrigley in 1917

Philip K. Wrigley

American chewing gum manufacturer and executive in Major League Baseball, inheriting both of those roles as the quiet son of his much more flamboyant father, William Wrigley Jr.

American chewing gum manufacturer and executive in Major League Baseball, inheriting both of those roles as the quiet son of his much more flamboyant father, William Wrigley Jr.

Wrigley in 1917
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League members in 1948
The Wrigley Building in Chicago

He presided over the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, and also the family hobby, the Chicago Cubs, as owner until his death.

Lofton at the 2019 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

Kenny Lofton

American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder.

American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder.

Lofton at the 2019 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game
Lofton as a member of the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team, circa 1987
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Lofton with the Indians in 1996
Lofton in 2007

During his career, he played for the Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians (three different times), Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas Rangers.

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.

2003 National League Division Series

The 2003 National League Division Series (NLDS), the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, September 30, and ended on Sunday, October 5, with the champions of the three NL divisions—along with a "wild card" team—participating in two best-of-five series.

The 2003 National League Division Series (NLDS), the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, September 30, and ended on Sunday, October 5, with the champions of the three NL divisions—along with a "wild card" team—participating in two best-of-five series.

(1) Atlanta Braves (Eastern Division champion, 101–61) vs. (3) Chicago Cubs (Central Division champion, 88–74): Cubs win series, 3–2.