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Cubs

NL Central
Pennants
  • World Series titles: (2) 1908; 1907
  • National League champs: (16)
  • Division champs: (4)
  • Wild Card: (1)
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Ryan Theriot, Second-baseman. "The Riot," as he is known as by the Chi-town fans, is providing stability at the second-base position; a place in which the Cubbies have lacked depth in over the last few years. Ryan looks to build on the success from his rookie year.

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The 1908 Chicago Cubs were the last Cubbies team to win a World Series Championship. This up-coming season (2008) will represent the century anniversary of this championship.

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The Chicago Cubs went out last off-season and handed out big money. At first, it didn't seem to pay-off during the season. That is, until manager Lou Piniella went on a rampage one day; stomping on his hat and ranting at an umpire. The Chi-town Cubbies jumped into line after that, and went on a streak to over take the division lead. They remained on-top the rest of the year and took home their division title. The 2008 Chicago Cubs will look to continue their new-found success and repeat as division champions.

Team History

Retired Numbers

  • 10 - Ron Santo
    • Number retired by Cubs in 2003.
    • Played in 2,102 game at third base for the Cubs from 1960-73.
    • Has been the Cubs' WGN Radio color commentator since the 1990 season.
    • Santo was a nine-time All-Star.
  • 14 - Ernie Banks
    • Number retired by Cubs in 1982.
    • Known as "Mr. Cub".
    • Cubs' all-time leader in games played (2,528), at-bats (9,421), and total bases (4,706).
    • Won the NL MVP Award following the '58 and '59 seasons.
    • Banks was a fourteen-time All-Star.
    • Elected into The Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
  • 23 - Ryne Sandberg
    • Number retired by Cubs in 2005.
    • Tallied nine gold gloves at second base.
    • .285 lifetime hitter, who hit 282 homer runs and had 1,061 RBIs.
    • Sandberg was a 10-time All-Star.
    • Elected into The Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.
  • 26 - Billy Williams
    • Number retired by Cubs in 1987.
    • Won the National League Rookie of the Year in 1961.
    • Williams was a six-time All-Star.
    • Elected into The Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987.
  • 31 - Greg Maddux
    • Number retired by Cubs in 2009.
    • Won 18 Gold Gloves during his career.
    • Maddux was an eight-time All-Star.
    • Won 4 Cy Youngs, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995.
  • 31 - Fergie Jenkins
    • Number retired by Cubs in 2009.
    • Won the National League Cy Young Award in 1971.
    • Jenkins was a three-time All-Star.
    • Elected into The Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
  • 42 - Jackie Robinson
    • In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American man to play in the Major Leagues.
    • Number retired throughout baseball in 1997.
    • Played for Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-56.
    • From his Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque: "Leading NL batter in 1949. Holds fielding mark for second baseman playing in 150 or more games with .992. Led NL in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949. Most Valuable Player in 1949. Lifetime batting average .311. Joint record holder for most double plays by second baseman, 137 in 1951. Led second baseman in double plays 1949-50-51-52."

Owners

  • 2009: Sam Zell sells the team to the Ricketts Family for a record $845 million dollars. The Ricketts will own 95% of the team while the Tribune will retain 5% ownership.
  • 2007: The Tribune Company sells the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and other media assets including the Chicago Cubs to billionaire investor Sam Zell (who intendes to sell the team).
  • 1981: The Tribune Company buys the club from the Wrigley family for $20.5 million, ended the longest continuous operation of a franchise by the same family in one city.
  • 1921: Chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. purchases control of the Cubs and renames Weeghman Park to Cubs Park. In 1926, Cubs Park becomes Wrigley Field. Philip K. Wrigley assumes control after father's death in 1932. In 1977, William Wrigley takes over the club after the death of his father, Philip.
  • 1916: Charles Weeghman, a team owner in the defunct Federal League, and nine others purchase the Cubs from Charles Taft and move them to Weeghman Park at the corner of Clark and Addison.
  • 1914: Charles Taft buys the Cubs from Charles Murphy.
  • 1905: Cincinnati Times-Star owner Charles Taft finances Charles Murphy's $125,000 purchase of the Cubs.
  • 1902: Cubs president James Hart purchases the club from Albert Spalding.
  • 1882: Former player, sporting goods tycoon and team president Albert Spalding takes over as owner after William A. Hulbert dies.
  • 1876: The Chicago White Stockings, owned by William A. Hulbert, become one of eight charter members of the National League. Hulbert also serves as president of the new league.

Opening Day Lineups

Full Rosters By Year

Managers

Name Years Managed Record
Lou Piniella 2007-? 265-219
Dusty Baker 2003-2006 322-326
+Bruce Kimm 2002 33-45
Rene Lachemann 2002 0-1
Don Baylor 2000-2002 187-220
Jim Riggleman 1995-1999 374-419
Tom Trebelhorn 1994 49-64
Jim Lefebvre 1992-1993 162-162
Jim Essian 1991 59-63
+Joe Altobelli 1991 0-1
Don Zimmer 1988-1991 265-258
+Frank Lucchesi 1987 8-17
Gene Michael 1986-1987 114-124
+John Vukovich 1986 1-1
Jim Frey 1984-1986 196-182
+Charlie Fox 1983 17-22
Lee Elia 1982-1983 127-158
Preston Gomez 1980 38-52
+Joe Amalfitano 1979 & 1980-1981 66-116
Herman Franks 1977-1979 238-241
Jim Marshall 1974-1976 175-218
Whitey Lockman 1972-1974 157-162
Leo Durocher 1966-1972 535-526
+Bob Kennedy 1963-1965 182-198
+Charlie Metro 1962 43-69
+Lou Klein 1961-1962 & 1965 65-82
+Elvin Tappe 1961-1962 46-70
+Harry Craft 1961 7-9
+Vedie Himsl 1961 10-21
Lou Boudreau 1960 54-83
Bob Scheffing 1957-1959 208-254
Stan Hack 1954-1956 196-265
Phil Cavarretta 1951-1953 169-213
Frankie Frisch 1949-1951 141-196
+Roy Johnson 1944 0-1
Jimmy Wilson 1941-1944 213-258
Gabby Hartnett 1938-1940 203-176
Charlie Grimm 1932-1938, 1944-1949 & 1960 946-782
Rogers Hornsby 1930-1932 141-116
Joe McCarthy 1926-1929 442-321
+George Gibson 1925 12-14
+Rabbit Maranville 1925 23-30
Bill Killefer 1921-1925 300-293
Fred Mitchell 1917-1920 308-269
Joe Tinker 1916 67-86
Roger Bresnahan 1915 73-80
Hank O'Day 1914 78-76
Johnny Evers 1913 & 1921 129-120
Frank Chance 1905-1912 768-389
Frank Selee 1902-1905 280-213
Tom Loftus 1900-1901 118-161
Tom Burns 1898-1899 160-138
+Silver Flint 1879 5-12
Cap Anson 1879 & 1880-1897 1,282-932
Bob Ferguson 1878 30-30
Albert Spalding 1876-1877 78-47
+ - Denotes interim manager

Awards

MVP

Rookie of the Year

Cy Young

Silver Slugger

Hank Aaron Award

Roberto Clemente Award

Franchise Leaders

Career Records

Single Season Records

Record Per Season

Season Regular season
Finish Wins Losses Win%
1871 2nd 19 9 .679
1874 5th 28 31 .475
1875 6th 30 37 .448
1876 1st 52 14 .788
1877 5th 26 33 .441
1878 4th 30 30 .500
1879 4th 46 33 .582
1880 1st 67 17 .798
1881 1st 56 28 .667
1882 1st 55 29 .655
1883 2nd 59 39 .602
1884 5th 62 50 .554
1885 1st 87 25 .777
1886 1st 90 34 .726
1887 3rd 71 50 .587
1888 2nd 77 58 .570
1889 3rd 67 65 .508
1890 2nd 84 53 .613
1891 2nd 82 53 .607
1892 7th 70 76 .479
1893 9th 56 71 .441
1894 8th 57 75 .432
1895 4th 72 58 .554
1896 5th 71 57 .555
1897 9th 59 73 .447
1898 4th 85 65 .567
1899 8th 75 73 .507
1900 6th 65 75 .464
1901 6th 53 86 .381
1902 5th 68 69 .496
1903 3rd 82 56 .594
1904 2nd 93 60 .608
1905 3rd 92 61 .601
1906 1st 116 36 .763
1907 1st 107 45 .704
1908 1st 99 55 .643
1909 2nd 104 49 .680
1910 1st 104 50 .675
1911 2nd 92 62 .597
1912 3rd 91 59 .607
1913 3rd 88 65 .575
1914 4th 78 76 .506
1915 4th 73 80 .477
1916 5th 67 86 .438
1917 5th 74 80 .481
1918 1st 84 45 .651
1919 3rd 75 65 .536
1920 5th 75 79 .487
1921 7th 64 89 .418
1922 5th 80 74 .519
1923 4th 83 71 .539
1924 5th 81 72 .529
1925 8th 68 86 .442
1926 4th 82 72 .532
1927 4th 85 68 .556
1928 3rd 91 63 .591
1929 1st 98 54 .645
1930 2nd 90 64 .584
1931 3rd 84 70 .545
1932 1st 90 64 .584
1933 3rd 86 68 .558
1934 3rd 86 65 .570
1935 1st 100 54 .649
1936 2nd 87 67 .565
1937 2nd 93 61 .604
1938 1st 89 63 .586
1939 4th 84 70 .545
1940 5th 75 79 .487
1941 6th 70 84 .455
1942 6th 68 86 .442
1943 5th 74 79 .484
1944 4th 75 79 .487
1945 1st 98 56 .636
1946 3rd 82 71 .536
1947 6th 69 85 .448
1948 8th 64 90 .416
1949 8th 61 93 .396
1950 7th 64 89 .418
1951 8th 62 92 .403
1952 5th 77 77 .500
1953 7th 65 89 .422
1954 7th 64 90 .416
1955 6th 72 81 .471
1956 8th 60 94 .390
1957 7th 62 92 .403
1958 5th 72 82 .468
1959 5th 74 80 .481
1960 7th 60 94 .390
1961 7th 64 90 .416
1962 9th 59 103 .364
1963 7th 82 80 .506
1964 8th 76 86 .469
1965 8th 72 90 .444
1966 10th 59 103 .364
1967 3rd 87 74 .540
1968 3rd 84 78 .519
1969 2nd 92 70 .568
1970 2nd 84 78 .519
1971 3rd 83 79 .512
1972 2nd 85 70 .548
1973 5th 77 84 .478
1974 6th 66 96 .407
1975 5th 75 87 .463
1976 4th 75 87 .463
1977 4th 81 81 .500
1978 3rd 79 83 .488
1979 5th 80 82 .494
1980 6th 64 98 .395
1981 6th 38 65 .369
1982 5th 73 89 .451
1983 5th 71 91 .438
1984 1st 95 65 .596
1985 4th 77 84 .478
1986 5th 70 90 .438
1987 6th 76 85 .472
1988 4th 77 85 .475
1989 1st 93 69 .574
1990 4th 77 85 .475
1991 4th 77 83 .481
1992 4th 78 84 .481
1993 4th 84 78 .519
1994 5th 49 64 .434
1995 3rd 73 71 .507
1996 4th 76 86 .469
1997 5th 68 94 .420
1998 2nd 90 73 .552
1999 6th 67 95 .414
2000 6th 65 97 .401
2001 3rd 88 74 .543
2002 5th 67 95 .414
2003 1st 88 74 .543
2004 3rd 89 73 .549
2005 4th 79 83 .488
2006 6th 66 96 .407
2007 1st 85 77 .525
2008 1st 97 64 .602
2009 2nd 83 78 .516

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