23 Facts About Chicago Cubs

1. The Chicago Cubs faced off with the Florida Marlins for the National League pennant.

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2. The Chicago Cubs gave Phil four tickets for Roy and three guests.

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3. The Chicago Cubs left Catalina after some bad weather in 1951, choosing to move to Mesa, a city where the Wrigleys had interests.

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4. On September 16, 2014 the Chicago Cubs announced a move of their top Class A affiliate from Daytona in the Florida State League to Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League for the 2015 season.

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5. The Chicago Cubs won the pennant four times between 1906 and 1910, often defeating the Giants en route to the World Series.

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6. The Chicago Cubs shared the park with the Chicago Bears of the NFL for 50 years.

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7. Prior to the 2018 season, the Chicago Cubs made several key free agent signings to bolster their pitching staff.

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8. The Chicago Cubs pulled out a five-game NLDS series win over the Washington Nationals to advance to the NLCS for the third consecutive year.

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9. The Chicago Cubs struggled mainly due to their pitching as Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester struggled and no starting pitcher managed to win more than 14 games.

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10. The Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series and returned to the National League Championship Series for the second year in a row, where they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games.

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11. On November 2, 2014, the Chicago Cubs announced that Joe Maddon had signed a five-year contract to be the 54th manager in team history.

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12. On November 7, 2013, the Chicago Cubs hired San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria to be the 53rd manager in team history.

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13. The Chicago Cubs posted a winning record for the third consecutive season, the first time the club had done so since 1972, and a new era of ownership under the Ricketts family was approved by MLB owners in early October.

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14. The Chicago Cubs were plagued by injuries in 2009, and were only able to field their Opening Day starting lineup three times the entire season.

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15. The Chicago Cubs took control of the division by sweeping a four-game series in Milwaukee.

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16. In 2004, the Chicago Cubs were a consensus pick by most media outlets to win the World Series.

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17. On July 5, 2002, the Chicago Cubs promoted assistant general manager and player personnel director Jim Hendry to the General Manager position.

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18. The Chicago Cubs were swamped by media attention in 1998, and the team's two biggest headliners were Sosa and rookie flamethrower Kerry Wood.

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19. The Chicago Cubs lost the final game of a series at Cincinnati, then came home to play the resurgent Pittsburgh Pirates.

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20. In 1969 the Chicago Cubs, managed by Leo Durocher, built a substantial lead in the newly created National League Eastern Division by mid-August.

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21. In 1935 the Chicago Cubs claimed the pennant in thrilling fashion, winning a record 21 games in a row in September.

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22. The Chicago Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first major league team to play in three consecutive World Series, and the first to win it twice.

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23. The Chicago Cubs are one of two major league teams in Chicago; the other, the Chicago White Sox, is a member of the American League Central division.

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