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Chicago Cubs

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Founded 1870 in Chicago, IL, as the Chicago White Stockings. Charter member of the National League in 1876. Renamed the Chicago Cubs in 1902. Owned by Wrigley 1921-81, by Tribune Co. 1981-2007, by Samuel Zell 2007-09, and by Joe Ricketts and family since 2009. National Association of Base Ball Players champions in 1870; National League champions in 1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, and 1945. World Series winners in 1907 and 1908.

Official Website:
http://www.cubs.com/

Location:
Chicago, IL

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rick Aguilera
Baseball
31-Dec-1961   Former MLB Pitcher, Minnesota Twins
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Baseball
26-Feb-1887 4-Nov-1950 Pitcher, 373 career wins
Cap Anson
Baseball
17-Apr-1852 14-Apr-1922 Early MLB superstar, Hall of Famer
Richie Ashburn
Baseball
19-Mar-1927 9-Sep-1997 MLB Hall of Fame Whiz Kid
Dusty Baker
Baseball
15-Jun-1949   Ex-Manager, Cincinnati Reds
Ernie Banks
Baseball
31-Jan-1931   National League MVP 1958 and 1959
Rod Beck
Baseball
3-Aug-1968 23-Jun-2007 MLB relief pitcher
George Bell
Baseball
21-Oct-1959   1987 American League MVP
Bobby Bonds
Baseball
15-Mar-1946 23-Aug-2003 Father of Barry Bonds
Lou Boudreau
Baseball
17-Jul-1917 10-Aug-2001 MLB Shortstop, Hall of Famer
Larry Bowa
Baseball
6-Dec-1945   MLB Manager, Coach
Lou Brock
Baseball
18-Jun-1939   Stole 938 bases
Mordecai Brown
Baseball
19-Oct-1876 14-Feb-1948 Three Finger Brown
Bill Buckner
Baseball
14-Dec-1949   Haunted by game 6 of the 1986 World Series
Dolph Camilli
Baseball
23-Apr-1907 21-Oct-1997 National League MVP, 1941
Joe Carter
Baseball
7-Mar-1960   Toronto Blue Jays
Chuck Connors
Actor
10-Apr-1921 10-Nov-1992 The Rifleman
Kiki Cuyler
Baseball
30-Aug-1898 11-Feb-1950 MLB Hall of Famer
Alvin Dark
Baseball
7-Jan-1922   Retired MLB Shortstop and Manager
Dizzy Dean
Baseball
16-Jan-1910 17-Jul-1974 MVP in 1934, won two World Series
Paddy Driscoll
Football
11-Jan-1895 28-Jun-1968 NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Halfback
Leo Durocher
Baseball
27-Jul-1905 7-Oct-1991 Leo the Lip
Dennis Eckersley
Baseball
3-Oct-1954   Hall of Famer, renowned pitcher
Jim Edmonds
Baseball
27-Jun-1970   Gold Glove centerfielder
Theo Epstein
Baseball
29-Dec-1973   General Manager, Chicago Cubs
Jimmie Foxx
Baseball
22-Oct-1907 21-Jul-1967 Seven-time All Star, 534 home runs
Terry Francona
Baseball
22-Apr-1959   Manager, Cleveland Indians
Frankie Frisch
Baseball
9-Sep-1898 12-Mar-1973 2880 hits with .316 batting average
Joe Garagiola
Baseball
12-Feb-1926   St. Louis Cardinal turned sportscaster
Nomar Garciaparra
Baseball
23-Jul-1973   Six-time All Star
Joe Girardi
Baseball
14-Oct-1964   Manager, New York Yankees
Goose Gossage
Baseball
5-Jul-1951   MLB relief pitcher
Mark Grace
Baseball
28-Jun-1964   Former Cubs, Diamondbacks first-baseman
Gabby Hartnett
Baseball
20-Dec-1900 20-Dec-1972 Chicago Cubs catcher, Hall-of-Famer
Rogers Hornsby
Baseball
27-Apr-1896 5-Jan-1963 The Raj
Monte Irvin
Baseball
25-Feb-1919   Negro Leagues player, MLB Hall of Famer
Ferguson Jenkins
Baseball
13-Dec-1942   Winner, 1971 Cy Young Award
Davey Johnson
Baseball
30-Jan-1943   Manager, Washington Nationals
Ralph Kiner
Baseball
27-Oct-1922   Hit 54 home runs in 1947
Don Larsen
Baseball
7-Aug-1929   Pitched a perfect game in 1956 World Series
Tony LaRussa
Baseball
4-Oct-1944   Manager, St. Louis Cardinals, 1996-2011
Albert Lasker
Business
1-May-1880 30-May-1952 Advertising executive and medical research patron
Tony Lazzeri
Baseball
6-Dec-1903 6-Aug-1946 Yankees second baseman, Hall-of-Famer
Kenny Lofton
Baseball
31-May-1967   Cleveland Indians
Andy MacPhail
Baseball
5-Apr-1953   CEO of the Chicago Cubs, 1994-2006
Greg Maddux
Baseball
14-Apr-1966   Won four consecutive Cy Young Awards
Bill Madlock
Baseball
2-Jan-1951   Mad Dog, MLB 3rd Baseman
Gene Mauch
Baseball
18-Nov-1925 8-Aug-2005 MLB Manager
Joe McCarthy
Baseball
21-Apr-1887 13-Jan-1978 Yankees manager for 15 years
Andrew J. McKenna
Business
17-Sep-1929   Owner of Schwarz Paper
Bobby Murcer
Baseball
20-May-1946 12-Jul-2008 MLB player, Yankees sportscaster
Rafael Palmeiro
Baseball
24-Sep-1964   Steroid-tainted baseball legend
Joe Pepitone
Baseball
9-Oct-1940   New York Yankees, 1962-69
Lou Piniella
Baseball
28-Aug-1943   Manager, Chicago Cubs
Joe Ricketts
Business
16-Jul-1941   Founder of Ameritrade
Robin Roberts
Baseball
30-Sep-1926 6-May-2010 Phillies pitcher, Hall of Famer
Ron Santo
Baseball
25-Feb-1940 2-Dec-2010 Third baseman, Chicago Cubs
Lee Smith
Baseball
4-Dec-1957   Former MLB relief pitcher
Alfonso Soriano
Baseball
7-Jan-1976   Chicago Cubs
Sammy Sosa
Baseball
12-Nov-1968   Caught with a corked bat
Bobby Thomson
Baseball
25-Oct-1923 16-Aug-2010 1951 home run brought Giants to the Series
Johnny Vander Meer
Baseball
2-Nov-1914 6-Oct-1997 Pitched two consecutive no-hitters
Bill Veeck
Baseball
9-Feb-1914 2-Jan-1986 Chicago White Sox owner
Eddie Waitkus
Baseball
4-Sep-1919 16-Sep-1972 Prototype of The Natural
Hoyt Wilhelm
Baseball
26-Jul-1923 23-Aug-2002 Knuckleball relief pitcher
Billy Williams
Baseball
15-Jun-1938   Chicago Cubs hitter
Hack Wilson
Baseball
26-Apr-1900 23-Nov-1948 Hit 56 home runs and 191 RBI's in 1930
William Wrigley, Jr.
Business
30-Sep-1861 26-Jan-1932 Chewing gum magnate
Don Zimmer
Baseball
17-Jan-1931   Red Sox, Padres, Cubs, manager


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