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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Chicago Cubs Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

Fall 2022: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Cubs poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. Chicago Cubs – The Team Name
This 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.

2. Chicago Cubs – The Championship Record
Three World Series Championships:
1907 defeated Detroit Tigers 4 games to 0 with one tie
1908 defeated Detroit Tigers 4 games to 1
2016 defeated Cleveland Indians 4 games to 3

Seveteen National League Pennants:
1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929
1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 2016

3. Chicago Cubs – Home Stadium History
1. 23rd Street Grounds, Chicago
2. Lakefront Park, Chicago
3. West Side Park, Chicago
4. South Side Park, Chicago
5. West Side Grounds, Chicago
6. Wrigley Field, Chicago

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

For a huge amount of great historic information:

For great information about the team's ballparks:

5. 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 or go directly to the artwork website 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 (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

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Cubs.


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 !

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