This past Monday was the 104th Anniversary of the First Use of the Nickname “Cubs”
On March 27, 1902, the Chicago Daily News used the name “Cubs” for the first time in print. While there are varying accounts of how the nickname the “Cubs” actually came about, one thing that is consistent is the date of its first use. The nickname was coined when Frank Selee (1902-1905) became the new manger of the Chicago National League Ball Club. The nickname “Cubs” was derived from the new manager, Frank Selee, rebuilding the team with young, inexperienced players.
The other story of the origin of the nickname “Cubs” is from a sports journalist that remarked the team played like bear cubs.
Click here for a History of the Chicago Cubs from Wikipedia encyclopedia.