The Cubs won the National League Division Series three games to two, their first playoff series victory since 1908. In the National League Championship Series, the Cubs were defeated by the Florida Marlins four games to three. This marked the first time the Cubs had been eliminated from the postseason after winning the NL Division Series.
Their only World Series title came in 1907, and that was before World War I started. The Cubs have not won another world title since then. But with a young team that is now coming into its own, things can only get better for them.
The 2016 season will be the longest continuous championship drought in the history of baseball. With so many great players on one team, it's no wonder why they've been able to remain competitive all these years. Now with Anthony Rizzo at the heart of the organization, along with other young stars such as Kris Bryant, Javier Báez, Carl Crawford, and Dexter Fowler, there's no reason why the Cubs can't bring home the trophy soon.
The Chicago Cubs have played 148 seasons, second only to the Atlanta Braves (149). The Cubs have won 17 National League pennants, three World Series championships, three pre-World Series championships, and are tied for two pre-World Series championships throughout this span.
The Chicago Cubs Team Encyclopedia and History Chicago Cubs, Chicago Orphans, Chicago Colts, and Chicago White Stockings were also National Association franchises.
The Cubs had their finest season in 1906, when they won 116 games and had a.763 winning percentage, but they were defeated in the World Series by the crosstown rival Chicago White Sox. The Cubs, on the other hand, won the World Series in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first club to do it.
The Chicago Cubs began as one of baseball's most powerful teams. Following its World Series victories in 1907 and 1908, the club continued to win pennants and compete in World Series.
11 games With a 4-1 defeat to the Miami Marlins, the Chicago Cubs extended their losing run to 11 games, matching their longest skid of the season. The Miami Marlins defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday, thanks to home runs by Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jesus Aguilar. With the loss, the Cubs fell to 42-46, extending their franchise record for most losses in a single season.
10 games In 2010, the Chicago Cubs lost 10 straight games, matching a team record for most losses in a row at one point in the season. The previous mark of 10 was set in 1936 when the Cubs lost 10 straight games from August 27 to September 24. That same year, they finished last place with a 59-97 record.
9 games In 1998, the Chicago Cubs lost nine straight games, ending the season with a 53-99 record. The previous mark of 9-straight losses was set in 1916 when the Cubs dropped 10 games in a row. They finished last place that year too, finishing with a 41-111 record.
8 games In 1988, the Chicago Cubs lost eight straight games, marking the first time this had ever happened to them. The previous mark of 8-straight losses was set in 1916 when the Cubs dropped nine games in a row. They finished last place that year too, finishing with a 39-115 record.