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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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 Little History for the Faithful

The CCO Feedback column is back. Over the next couple of days we will run another article from one of the Faithful, but today is Jim Kneisley’s turn and I appreciate the time he took to share a few very cool stories…. When Neil says he’s a history buff and that I’ve lived long enough […]

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