The Chicago Cubs are one of two major league teams in the city; the other, the Chicago White Sox, play in the American League (AL) Central division. The Cubs, formerly known as the White Stockings, were a founding member of the National League in 1876 until changing their name to the Chicago Cubs in 1903. They have won eight World Series titles since 1908. The current manager of the Cubs is Matt Williams; he took over for Joe Maddon after winning the World Series title in 2016. Williams is the fourth manager of the team since 2008 when Paul Richanbauch was fired following a game on August 31, 2008.
The White Sox are one of four major league teams that originally joined the AL in 1901; the others are the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels. Like the Cubs, they also won their first World Series title in 1908 under the leadership of Jimmy Dykes. Since then, they have not been able to win more than 70 games in a season except for 1992 when they ranked second behind Oakland Athletics in the AL West division. Their current manager is Rick Renteria who took over from Robin Ventura after winning the World Series title in 2005. Prior to this role, Renteria managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 to 2015.
In terms of winning percentage, the Cubs are currently ranked third among all-time AL champions with an average of 79 wins per season. The White Sox rank seventh with an average of 69 wins per season.
The Cubs, formerly known as the White Stockings, were a founding member of the National League in 1876 until changing their name to the Chicago Cubs in 1903. The Cubs have appeared in eleven World Series throughout their history.
Eleven World Series The Cubs, formerly known as the White Stockings, were a founding member of the National League in 1876 until changing their name to the Chicago Cubs in 1903. The Cubs have been in 11 World Series during their existence. They have won seven World Series titles at home and lost four on the road.
The Cubs first World Series was in 1907 against the New York Giants. The Cubs lost this series 3 games to 1. It wasn't until years later that the Cubs would win their first World Series title in 1908 against the Boston Beavers. This was also the only time up to today when the same team has won back-to-back World Series.
Since then the Cubs have failed to win another World Series title. They've come close several times including in 2016 where they were defeated by the Cleveland Indians in 7 games. Before that year's Series ended the Cubs had twice been led 3-0 or 0-3 before coming back to win 4 games straight off the batrocity trophy.
Overall the Cubs have won 7 World Series titles - more than any other National League team. They have also lost 4 other Series contests.
A summary of the results for the Chicago Cubs is as follows: 7 championships, 4 defeats, 1 tie. Overall record: 39-44 (.476).
The Cubs are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team that plays in the National League (NL) Central division. The Cubs are one of Chicago's two major league clubs, the other being the Chicago White Sox. The Cubs have won three World Series titles since 1908 and have been to the playoffs every year since 1945.
In addition to their NL championship ring from 2007, the Cubs have another crown: they are the only team in MLB history to win 100 games while losing more than they won (100-61). The Cubs' current manager is Joe Maddon, who was hired in October 2010 after the resignation of Dale Sveum. Joe Girardi was fired as manager of the New York Yankees in September 2011 and replaced by Brian Cashman; however, he declined the Cubs' offer to manage them. The Cubs' general manager is Theo Epstein (who also serves as an executive vice president with responsibility for baseball operations), who was hired by former Chicago mayor Richard Daley in 2001 after serving as his chief economist. Epstein has been voted Baseball's Executive of the Year twice by his peers on Baseball America.
The Cubs play home games at Wrigley Field, which is located in Lake View, Illinois. The team is owned by an affiliate of Tribune Company called the Chicago Cubs Foundation, Inc. ; its chairman is Tom Ricketts.
The Chicago White Sox are a professional baseball team headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the American League (AL) Central division in Major League Baseball (MLB). The team plays its home games at Guaranteed Rate Field in downtown Chicago.
The Chicago White Stockings were founded in 1871 as one of the original eight teams in the National League. They have won two World Series titles - 1917 and 2005 - and have played in 11 World Series overall. The White Sox have the second-highest winning percentage (minimum 100 games played) in MLB history behind the New York Yankees (.582).
The team was originally known as the Chicago Black Hawks until 1992 when they changed their name to the White Sox following efforts by former Black Hawk Larry King to have them renamed due to concerns that the name was derogatory towards black people. From 1969 to 1971, the team was known as the Baltimore Orioles in honor of the original Baltimore Orioles who played in the American Association from 1882 to 1889. In 1972, they returned to the White Sox name for the only time since they adopted it in 1991.
They play in the AL Central division and have reached the playoffs ten times, most recently in 2016 when they lost to the Houston Astros in seven games. The White Sox have won three division titles and one Central Division championship.
The Chicago Cubs The history of baseball in Chicago is usually connected with the city's two big league clubs, the Cubs and the White Sox. However, there have been other major league teams based in Chicago, most recently from 1903 to 1960.
The first organized game of baseball was played in Chicago on December 15, 1869, between the Chicago Unions and the Chicago Associationists. The Unions won that game 2-1. The next year, the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs was formed, which included many of the best teams in America. The Chicago Nationals were one of its initial members. They finished second in their division behind the Philadelphia Athletics - who went on to win the championship. The Nationals disbanded after one season due to financial problems.
In 1870, a new club was formed by former Nationals players called the Chicago White Stockings. They also finished second in their division behind the Athletics - but this time they lost to them in the playoffs. The White Stockings then went on to win the National League title for three straight years from (72) to (74). During this period, they also had many famous players such as Albert Spalding, Eddie Collins, and Charlie Ferguson.