A Side of Cubs Trivia for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the CCO! Today is a day of food, spending time with family and friends, and dozing off in front of the big screen watching football. Just in case you need your daily ‘Cubs fix’, here are several bits of useless information on the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. So […]

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134 Years Ago: Cubs Play … and Win 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. Albert Spalding led the White Stockings to a 4-0 win over the Louisville Grays. Not only did Spalding notch the first win for the organization but he also threw the first National […]

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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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Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

On Monday, September 24, 1984 the Chicago Cubs accomplished a feat the organization had not done in 39 years … they won a pennant. Rick Sutcliffe allowed only two hits, faced 28 batters in nine innings and the Cubs defeated the Pirates in Pittsburgh, 4-1. Rick Sutcliffe struck out Joe Orsulak for the final out […]

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Looking Back at ’84: 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. One of the greatest games in franchise history has since been nicknamed ‘The Sandberg Game‘ and for many reasons June 23, 1984 will be forever etched in the memory of generations […]

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Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Acquire Dernier and Matthews

On March 27, 1984 Dallas Green orchestrated a trade with his former organization that would help define the ’84 Cubs. The Cubs’ GM traded pitcher Bill “Soup” Campbell along with catcher Mike Diaz to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bob Dernier, Gary Matthews and Porfi Altamirano. Bob Dernier and Ryne Sandberg became the ‘Daily Double‘ and […]

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A Lot Has Happened Since That Year

We all know the year. We all know the teams involved. What we may not realize is how much has happened since the Cubs last won the World Series. If you are in the dark as to what I am referring to, it is regarding the year 1908, the last year the Chicago Cubs won […]

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20 Years Under the Lights

It is hard to believe it has been 20 years since Opening Night at Wrigley Field. On August 8, 1988 the Chicago Cubs played the first ever night game at Wrigley against the Philadelphia Phillies and while the game was rained out and the lasting images are that of a young Greg Maddux and Les […]

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The Cubs are on WGN

After watching the Cubs finish off a tremendous weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates, WGN treated us all once again with more baseball on Sunday night. But this was not a game; this was a trip down memory lane that featured all of the sights and sounds from the last 60 years of Cubs’ baseball. The […]

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Ten Years Later

There will never be another one like him. To put in simply, he was one of a kind. But the word simple and Harry Caray were seldom used in the same sentence. He was original and honest. He was baseball and for an entire generation, he was seemingly as important to the Chicago Cubs as […]

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