Cubs Drop Game Three

The Tigers bounced back in Game Three at West Side Grounds in Chicago behind a complete game by George Mullin. The Tigers’ right-hander was 17-13 in the regular season with 26 complete games. Jack “the Giant Killer” Pfiester took the hill for Frank Chance, the 12-game winner in 1908 led the NL in ERA in […]

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Cubs Take 2-0 Lead in Series

Game Two of the 1908 World Series shifted to the West Side Grounds in Chicago and was dominated by both starting pitchers. Orval Overall made the start for Frank Chance a day after pitching a third of an inning in relief. Hughie Jennings went with 18-game winner Bill Donovan. Both pitchers threw a complete game […]

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Somewhere In Time….The Cubs Win Game One

The year was 1908 and it was the first time the ball was dropped in New York, the first time Mother’s Day was celebrated and the last time the Cubs won the World Series. The year is embedded in the mind of every Cubs’ fan but do you know how they won their second World […]

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Trivial Information

With the Cleveland Indians taking a commanding lead in the ALCS on Tuesday night and the World Series starting a week from today, Baseball’s Hot Stove Season is right around the corner. Soon all of baseball will start focusing on improving their team for next season….in the meantime here are a few blasts from the […]

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Nothing but the Facts

It is hard to believe the Cubs have just 4 games left before the All-Star break but tonight is game #84 of 162. And while the Cubs have played better ball of late, a solid performance from the offense tonight would be a good way to head into their final three games of the first […]

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This Week In Cubs History – 04/01/07

Happy April Fools Day and Greetings from Cincinnati…. The 2007 MLB season gets underway tonight with the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs get started on Monday afternoon with Carlos Zambrano scheduled to make his third consecutive Opening Day start. Rumors are abound that Zambrano and the Cubs will sign a […]

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105 Years and Counting….

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, […]

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This Week In Cubs History – 03/25/07

The Cubs end Spring Training for the third year in a row in Las Vegas this week against Lou Piniella’s former team, the Seattle Mariners. The 2007 MLB season starts one week from today with the Cubs’ season just 8 days away in Cincinnati. March 27th is a HUGE day in the History of the […]

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This Week In Cubs History – 03/18/07

Two weeks and counting…. This is the week a spot was created for Ernie Banks when the Cubs traded Roy Smalley to the Braves. Shawon Dunston was born, Joe Borowski broke his arm in 2005, Jack Quinlan was killed, Glenallen Hill was born and the Cubs traded for Gary Matthews, Jr. Now to the ‘Way […]

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This Week In Cubs History – 03/11/07

Daylight savings time and 22 days left until the Cubs open the regular season in Cincinnati. Highlights from this week include…. The South Side of Chicago was given a team and permission to use a former name by the team on the North Side, The Mayor of Wrigley Field was born, Sammy Sosa was extended […]

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