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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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 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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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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Crazy Eights

With tomorrow being the first day of 2008, the mainstream media will undoubtedly begin reminding the Faithful, on seemingly a daily basis, why this year is significant to the Chicago Cubs. While many organizations celebrate such anniversaries, it is safe to say there probably will not be any references to the accomplishment from a century […]

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