Chicago White Stockings: Chicago's First Chicago Baseball Team

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Chicago 's first professional baseball team was known as the Chicago White Stockings. When the team began to sell off its good long time players in later 1880s, local newspapers began to refer to the club as Anson 's Colts, To refer to the manager. In 1890, Colts had caught on and Chicago 's team had a new nickname. When Anson left the team in 1897, the Colts became known as the Orphans, as a sad nickname. When Frank Selee took over managerial duties of Chicago 's youthful roster in 1902, a local newspaper made the team the Cubs and the name stuck. April 25, 1876: Chicago wins its first NL game, October 12, 1907: Cubs claim first World Series title, beating Tigers 2-0 behind…show more content…
Ernie Banks in 1953 through 1971 he was inducted into Hall of Fame in 1977 He won MVP twice.Banks became the first African-American to play professionally in Chicago at the end of the 1953 season. He hit 512 home runs in his Hall of Fame career, Frank Chance in 1902 through 1912 he won Hall of Fame in 1946. 664 winning percentage, and he won over 100 games four times and never won less than 91. In 1906, he guided the Cubs to a major league record 116 wins, which was tied by the 2001 Seattle Mariners. Under Chance, the Cubs had their best run in team history, winning pennants in 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1910, and won the team 's only two championships. He is the only player-manager to win two World Series in baseball history. Nicknamed "Husk" for his size. A .297 career hitter with the Cubs, his 404 stolen bases are still a franchise record. Billy williams - 1961-74, Hall of Fame in 1987: Williams ' clutch hitting and perfect batting stroke made him the most feared hitter in a Cubs lineup that also included Banks and Santo. Williams ' 1,117 consecutive games played is the second-most in National League history. The six-time All-Star hit 426 home runs and finished second in MVP voting in 1972. His influence continued after his playing career, as he has been the hitting coach and an advisor to the Cubs since his retirement. His statue on the corner of Waveland and Addison is a testament to his great career and

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