Baseball, in today’s world, is a game which is considered to be the heart of soul of millions of people across the United States. By the 19th Century, the sport was widely regarded as the national sport in the country. The Chicago Cubs, over the course of the sport’s history, has seen its fair share of ups and downs but is still considered one of the most celebrated teams to ever grace the baseball pitch.
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The Chicago Cubs is based in the city of Chicago, Illinois. They are the proud members of the National League in the country, and are currently playing in the Central Division of the MLB. The other team that operates in the city of Chicago, apart from the Cubs, are the White Sox. Apart from the Atlanta Braves, the Cubs are also the only other team that is deemed the charter members of the National League. Joe Ricketts, the man behind TD Ameritrade, is part of the family trust that currently owns the baseball team.
The club holds the current record of the longest streak of not winning the World Series. It is a record which spans a mammoth 102 years. Their championship drought is, as records indicate, the longest as compared to all other teams that currently or have ever operated in the league. As a result of holding this record, the team is dubbed as The Lovable Losers. The club’s 3-2 series victory over the Atlanta Braves in 2003 NLDS season was the franchise's first post-season series victory since the 1908 championships. The Chicago Cubs have an illustrious history when it comes to rivalries. Rivalries that were struck ever since the club first started playing. One of these rivalries is with the St. Louis Cardinals. Other fierce rivals of the Cubs are the Milwaukee Brewers and the Houston Astros. Most of all, however, their rivalry with their neighbors; the White Sox, is considered the most intense.
The Chicago Cubs have been around since the birth of the professional league. They began playing as amateurs in 1870. It was in the following year, however, that the club was established as a professional one. Along with the Atlanta Braves, which share the same year of establishment as the Cubs, they are the oldest team in history to be still playing professionally in the major league. It was because of the Great Chicago Fire that the Chicago Cubs ended up losing back to back seasons, and thus, do not share the record of the most seasons played by a club. It is a record which is held by the Atlanta Braves. Despite that, the Chicago Cubs is the oldest team to be still operating in city in which it was originally founded in the first place. It is a record which will forever remain with the club.
Setting aside the fact that the Chicago Cubs may have the longest championship winning drought, it is a team that is respected highly by every other team in the league. The team’s home ground is considered to be a hard place to go to for any team and considering their history, a tough opponent on any occasion. If you want to witness this club playing live against the other teams in the league, this is your chance. Get your Chicago Cubs Tickets today and fulfill that dream.