The Early History of the Chicago Cubs, by Jeffery Leving

Although they have not appeared in the World Series since 1945, the Chicago Cubs baseball team possesses a history that extends back over 130 years. In 1876, the Chicago Cubs, then called the Chicago White Stockings, became one of the first major league baseball teams in America as part of the original eight National League teams. During the first decade of professional baseball, the team won more than half of the nascent sport’s national titles.

The first decade of the 1900s saw the ball club reach other milestones. In 1902, the name “Cubs” was first used in an article in the Chicago Daily News, and the team adopted it as its official name. Moreover, the Cubs won the first two World Series back to back in 1907 and 1908. The 1908 victory marked the last time the team won the World Series. In 1916, the team moved into the stadium that is today known as Wrigley Field, and which continues to serve as its home.

About the Author: A lawyer concerned with fathers’ rights, Jeffery Leving represents clients from the Chicago Cubs and the Bears at his Chicago office. In his spare time, he enjoys watching the Chicago Cubs and Bears play ball.