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Founded - 1876 as the Chicago White Stockings
Stadium - Wrigley Field since 1916 (Chicago, Illinois)
Best Team Record - 116-36 (.763) 1906; National League Champions
Worst Team Record - 59-103 (.361) 1966; 10th Place National League
World Series Winners - 1907 def. Tigers 4-0-1; 1908 def. Tigers 4-1
Division Winners - 1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1984, 1989, 2003, 2007, 2008
Wild Card Winners - 1998
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7/20/10: Lou Makes It Official - Cubs manager Lou Piniella has made it official that his 23rd managerial season will be his last. Piniella will finish the 2010 season as skipper of the Cubs and intends to continue to work as a consultant for a major league team, but currently at 1,826 career wins, Lou's bid for the 2,000 win milestone is guaranteed to fall short. He is nevertheless an obvious Hall of Fame manager, with being the first Cubs manager since Leo Durocher (1970-72) to lead the franchise to three straight winning seasons and and the first since Frank Chance (1907-08) to lead the Cubs to consecutive playoff appearances as the latest in a long line of accolades.

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts has confirmed that Jim Hendry will be the Cubs' general manager heading into the 2011 season and that Hendry will be leading the search for Lou's replacement. Hendry would only reveal that Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, who has been managing in the minor leagues for the past four seasons, was a candidate, and that the Cubs would explore both internal and external options for the position, plus that previous MLB managerial experience was not a prerequisite. The speculation at Baseball Evolution, however, is that Ryno is the obvious frontrunner for this vacancy.

Franchise History

In the Big Inning- The Chicago White Stockings were an original member of the National League and are the only team to have continued from day one in the same city. The team would later be known as the Colts and the Orphans before becoming the Cubs in 1903.

Everything Great Until 1908 - The Cubs won 9 pennants between 1876 and 1908, and won the 1907 and 1908 World Series. After that, the well went dry, and the Cubs have not won a World Series since.

Not Actually Our Stadium - The Cubs are well known for playing in "the Friendly Confines" of Wrigley Field, but the Cubs did not play in Wrigley Field until 1916, after the Chicago Whales of the Federal League abandoned the Stadium when the Federal League folded.

Best Trade in Team History - When Larry Himes was with the Chicago White Sox, he engineered a trade with the Texas Rangers to bring Sammy Sosa to Chicago with Scott Fletcher and Wilson Alvarez in exchange for Harold Baines and Fred Manrique. In 1992, Himes found himself in charge of the Cubs, and he promptly traded for Sammy again, this time sending George Bell for Sosa, straight up. The rest is baseball history.

Runner Up - Before the 1982 campaign, the Philadelphia Phillies wanted to swap their old, reliable shortstop (Larry Bowa) for the Cubs' younger, struggling shortstop (Ivan DeJesus). To which the Cubs replied, "Okay, but only if you throw in that rookie third baseman . . . Sandberg, I think his name is."

Worst Trade in Team History - In 1964, the Cubs sent Jack Spring, Paul Toth, and a young outfielder by the name of Lou Brock to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ernie Broglio, Bobby Shantz, and Doug Clemens. Broglio, Shantz, and Clemens amounted to very little for the Cubs, while Brock went on to become the all-time leader in stolen bases and went on to the Hall of Fame.

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Chicago Cubs Archive
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Frank Chance
Ernie Banks
Three Finger Brown
Todd Hundley
Glen Hobbie
Corey Patterson
Stan Hack
Orval Overall
Gabby Hartnett
Cap Anson
Ryne Sandberg
Ron Santo
Joe Tinker
Ernie Banks
Billy Williams
Hack Wilson
Sammy Sosa
Andre Dawson
Three Finger Brown
Ferguson Jenkins
Clark Griffith
Grover Alexander
Greg Maddux
Lee Smith
Bruce Sutter
Harry Caray: Voice of the Fans
"There's trouble here, Sheri"

All Time Leaders
Games
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
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Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Total Bases
Batting Average
OBP
SLG
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Wins
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ERA
Shutouts
Saves
2528 - Ernie Banks
9421 - Ernie Banks
1782 - Cap Anson
3012 - Cap Anson
529 - Cap Anson
142 - Jimmy Ryan
545 - Sammy Sosa
1880 - Cap Anson
402 - Frank Chance
4706 - Ernie Banks
.336 - Riggs Stephenson
Hack Wilson
Hack Wilson
Hack Wilson
605 - Charlie Root
3137.1 - Charlie Root
158 - Bill Hutchinson

2038 - Ferguson Jenkins
1109 - Bill Hutchinson
1.80 - Three Finger Brown
48 - Three Finger Brown
180 - Lee Smith
Single Season Leaders
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OBP
SLG
OPS
Games
Innings
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Walks
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
666 - Billy Herman, 1935
156 - Rogers Hornsby, 1929
229 - Rogers Hornsby, 1929
57 - Billy Herman, 1935, 1936
21 - Frank Schulte, 1911
21 - Vic Saier, 1913
66 - Sammy Sosa, 1998
191 - Hack Wilson, 1930
67 - Frank Chance, 1903
425 - Sammy Sosa, 2001
.388 - King Kelly, 1886
.388 - Bill Lange, 1895
.380 - Rogers Hornsby, 1929
.459 - Rogers Hornsby, 1929
.737 - Sammy Sosa, 2001
1.177 - Hack Wilson, 1930

363.1 - Grover Alexander, 1920
29 - Mordecai Brown, 1908
23 - Tom Hughes, 1901
274 - Fergie Jenkins, 1970
185 - Sam Jones, 1955
1.04 - Mordecai Brown, 1906
9 - Bill Lee, 1938
53 - Randy Myers, 1993
Hall of Fame
Billy Williams
Cap Anson
Ernie Banks
Ferguson Jenkins
Frank Chance
Gabby Hartnett
Hack Wilson
King Kelly
Mordecai Brown
Pete Alexander
Ryne Sandberg
Joe Tinker
Stan Hack*
Lee Smith*
Billy Herman
Johnny Evers
Kiki Cuyler


*BaseballEvolution Hall of Famer
Bold players are in both Halls
Award Winners
Most Valuable Players
Gabby Hartnett - 1935
Phil Caveretta - 1945
Hank Sauer - 1952
Ernie Banks - 1958
Ernie Banks - 1959
Ryne Sandberg - 1984
Andre Dawson - 1987
Sammy Sosa - 1998

Cy Young Winners
Ferguson Jenkins - 1971
Bruce Sutter - 1979
Rick Sutcliffe - 1984
Greg Maddux - 1991

Rookies of the Year
Billy Williams - 1961
Ken Hubbs - 1962
Jerome Walton - 1998
Kerry Wood - 1998
Geovanny Soto - 2008

Firemen of the Year
Bruce Sutter - 1979
Randy Myers - 1993

Kingman Award Winners
Jerry Martin - 1980
Andre Dawson - 1991
Sammy Sosa - 1997
Alex S. Gonzalez - 2003

Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins
Kosuke Fukudome - 2008
Club Members
Triple Crown Hitters
none

Triple Crown Pitchers
Pete Alexander (27/173/1.91) 1920

3-4-5 Club
none

100-Plus Club
Rogers Hornsby (39/149) 1929
Hack Wilson (39/159) 1929
Kiki Cuyler (13/134) 1930
Hack Wilson (56/191) 1930
Hack Wilson (23/123) 1932

500 Outs Club
Ken Hubbs - 1962
Don Kessinger - 1968, 1969
Sammy Sosa - 1997
Juan Pierre - 2006

50 Home Run Club
Sammy Sosa (66) 1998
Sammy Sosa (64) 2001
Sammy Sosa (63) 1999
Sammy Sosa (50) 2000
Hack Wilson (56) 1930

30-30 Club
Sammy Sosa (36/33) 1993
Sammy Sosa (36/34) 1995