The 30th Anniversary of The Sandberg Game

On a Saturday afternoon with Bob Costas calling the game for NBC, Ryne Sandberg cemented himself in the storied history of the Chicago Cubs with one of the greatest games in franchise history. That unbelievable afternoon has since been nicknamed ‘The Sandberg Game’ and for many reasons June 23, 1984 will be forever etched in […]

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Smiling Stan Hack, One of the Overlooked Greats in Cubs History

“To us [Midwesterners] to hear New Yorkers or Californians suggest that Harry Caray may not be worthy of the honors given to Mel Allen or Vin Scully is a) almost comically ignorant, sort of like hearing a Midwesterner suggest that the Statue of Liberty was never of any National significance and should be turned into […]

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138 Years Ago: Cubs Played and Won the First Game in Franchise History

Wednesday was the 100th Anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field, but it was 138 years ago that the first game in franchise history was played. On April 25, 1876, the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. played and won its first game. The Cubs were called the White Stockings then and beat the […]

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Alternate Road Jersey and Throwbacks on Tap for the Cubs During the 2014 Season

The Cubs will wear an alternate road jersey during the upcoming season as well as throwback jerseys from 10 different decades as part of the team’s year-long celebration of Wrigley Field. The Cubs are recognizing Wrigley Field turning 100 years old this season. The current team will celebrate 10 different decades over 10 different homestands […]

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Tis the Season for Cubs Trivia

Happy Christmas from the CCO! It is that time of year again. Time to break out the Cubs’ history books and take a look back at what the franchise and players accomplished in years gone by. So for those looking for their daily baseball fix after unwrapping what the jolly old elf left under the […]

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Happy Birthday “Cubs”

On March 27, 1902, the Chicago Daily News used the name “Cubs” for the first time in print. The nickname was coined when Frank Selee (1902-1905) became the new manager of the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. The nickname “Cubs” was derived from the new manager rebuilding the team with young, unproven players to […]

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A Helping of Cubs Trivia

Happy Thanksgiving from the CCO! Today is the day we give thanks for all of things in our lives while spending time with family and friends. But just in case you are looking for your daily ‘Cubs fix’, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. So if you are wondering who are the only […]

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136 Years Ago … The Cubs Played and Won Their First Game

On April 25, 1876, the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. played and won the first game in the history of the organization. The team known as the White Stockings beat the Louisville Grays 4-0. Albert Spalding led his White Stockings over the Grays and not only did Spalding win the first game in franchise […]

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A Cubs Trivia Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at the CCO! For those looking for their baseball fix after opening what the jolly old elf brought down your chimney, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. Did you ever wonder when the Cubs played their first game? Or who holds the franchise record for the longest hitting streak? […]

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas from the CCO!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at the CCO! In between opening all of the presents the jolly old elf brought down your chimney and celebrating the Christmas Holiday, here is another look inside the Cubstory book. Did you ever wonder when the Wrigley marquee was painted red? Or the number Ron Santo wore when he […]

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