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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Chicago Cubs - Home Stadiums



A. The Chicago Cubs franchise was established in 1876. The team has been known by a number of names as follows:

Chicago White Stockings 1876-1893
Chicago Colts 1894-1897
Chicago Orphans 1898-1901
Chicago Cubs 1902-Present
Note: The history of the Cub's team nickname prior to 1902 is a somewhat inexact science, largely because nicknames were somewhat unofficial in baseball’s early years.


B. The Cubs have played in a number of stadiums:

1. 23rd Street Grounds, Chicago
1876-77


2. Lakefront Park, Chicago
1878-84


3. West Side Park, Chicago
1885-90


4. South Side Park, Chicago
1891-93


5. West Side Grounds, Chicago
1894-1915


6. Wrigley Field, Chicago
1916-Present

Circa 1930


Circa 2003

C. For more information on the Cubs, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:
www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/cubs.shtml

For great information about the team's ballparks:
www.ballparks.com


D. Celebrate the Cubs' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Chicago Cubs and the history of the Cubs franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 17 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 17 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Chicago Cubs YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDjtIGuVbho or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Chicago-Cubs-c138/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox


E. Stadium artwork
Please note that the actual original, hand drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 7 ballpark images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Cubs fan. If you are interested in being the owner of this complete and original collection of Chicago Cubs home ballpark images, please contact me by email ssillcox@rogers.com and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.


And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Cubs.

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 15, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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