The Chicago Cubs, are one of two Major League Baseball teams from the Windy City. Founded in 1878, they have been competing in the MLB National League since 1903 under the current familiar name.The name Cubs, dates back to 1901, when due to a disastrous season, the team was completely rebuilt and consisted practically only of young and inexperienced players. Thus, Cubs, which translates to boys, was used sporadically, but not yet officially.
At that time, as a rule, only the cities were named and not the team names. However, since, the reporters of the Chicago Daily News, only used the name Cubs for the team, the name was included in 1903 and today almost 120 years later, it still is.
When one thinks of the history of the Cubs, two words usually come to mind first. Hope and Suffering. It is often forgotten how successful, the history of the Cubs actually began. Because already in your 4th season in 1907, the first World Series title could be won, which was even defended in 1908. Although they achieved in the following years until 1945, seven World Series participations, but the title did not want to jump out again.
Big names, such as Gregg Madux, Ferguson Jenkins, Ron Santo, played for the Cubbies, as the fans call them, but it should take 108 years until the time full of pain and destroyed hopes had an end. On Nov. 02, 2016, the time had come. In an all-important Game 7, the Chicago Cubs won away in Cleveland. The area around Wrigley Field, became a total party mile. That the Cubs are a big piece of baseball history can also be seen at their ball park, Wrigley Field.
Playing venue of the Cubs since 1916, and thus the second oldest stadium of the MLB, this was renovated in all the years again and again, but has lost nothing of your charm. Wrigley Field, located on the north side of Chicago, has earned the Cubs another nickname over the years. The North Siders. But it's not just age that makes this stadium so special, it's how you celebrate history. Because Wrigley Field, is one of the last stadiums, with a still manual scoreboard, which is already operated in 3rd generation.
If you watch a game of the Cubbies, whether on TV or live in Chicago, you immediately notice the boundaries in the outfield. They are completely covered with ivy. This suggestion goes back to the then Cubs president William Louis Veeck, in 1937. Even today over 80 years later, the ivy still runs along the outfield boundary. This piece of stadium history , even the MLB did not want to destroy. When the outfield boundary had to be padded to protect the players, an exception was made for Wrigley Field. The ivy was allowed to stay.
The Cubs love permanence, which, in addition to the ball park, can be seen in your logo. While permanently renewed, during the game, wear the classic C on your on field caps. But there are enough alternate logos, like the red C with a bear in it or the bear alone. On your home jerseys, the club colors are emblazoned with the red capital C framed by a blue circle and in the smaller letters, the ubs, which completes the Cubs name.
Waiting 108 years to win a title, to step back and build something can only be done together. The minor league teams, the Iowa Cubs, Tennessee Smokies, South Bend Cubs and Myrtle Beach Pelicans all have a part in that.