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.
Chicago Cubs Spring Training season is at its peak. Take out your baseball caps and purchase cheap Chicago Cubs tickets to enjoy a series of exciting baseball games. First Cactus League game of the Cubs would be played in Mesa at the new spring ballpark. The 2014 Spring Training schedule of the Cubs include sixteen home games and sixteen Cactus League road games. The schedule also includes two games against the D-backs at Chase Field and a couple of games in Las Vegas.
Based in Illinois, the Chicago Cubs are associated members of the Major League Baseball. The professional baseball team plays from the Central Division of the National League. Owned by a family trust of TD Ameritrade, the Cubs are one of two National League’s charter members. They play their home games at the Wrigley Field which is situated at the North Side Lake View community in Chicago. Because of the home park’s locality, the team is also referred to as “The North Siders”. The Cubs are known for their cross town rivalry with the Chicago White Sox. The Cubs emerged as Chicago White Stockings and began playing in 1870. They are the only team to play in the same city for their entire game history since they were found in 1871. They played as the Chicago Colts from 1890 – 1897 and Chicago Orphans from 1898- 1902. They started playing as the Chicago Cubs in 1903 and the name stuck to them.
The spring training facility of the cubs is situated in Mesa, Arizona. They play their games at the Cubs Park which is the largest spring training ballpark of Major League Baseball. The park has a seating capacity to accommodate fifteen thousand baseball fans. Before the opening of the Cubs Park in 2014, the Cubs played games at the HoHoKam Park from 1979 to 2013. Mesa has been the spring home of The North Siders for majority of their seasons since 1952. Besides Mesa, the team additionally held their spring training in Champaign, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, New Orleans, French Lick, Hot Springs, Tampa, Pasadena, Santa Catalina Island, Rendezvous Park in Mesa, Long Beach and Scottsdale.
Marking the thirty-sixth consecutive spring spent in Mesa, the Cubs would be playing on the newly formed hundred and forty acre site. In the first nine days of the Cactus League play, the Cubs would play six home games. The games would include playing against challenging opponents such as the Giants, the Royals, the Athletics and the Rockies. The Cubs would be travelling to Las Vegas next to play against the Mets and the Padres in a two-game series. Intricate rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox would begin towards the end of March in Glendale and Mesa. Do visit your nearest stadium this spring to enjoy exhilarating baseball games with your baseball fan buddies.
Baseball Hall of Famers Grover Cleveland Alexander, Richie Ashburn, Ernie Banks, John Clarkson, Andre Dawson, Chuck Klein, Greg Maddux, Joe McCarthy, Deacon White, Hoyt Wilhelm, Billy Williams and Robin Roberts have supported the team in gaining popularity and making a big name in the sport. Members of the Cubs have also earned numerous awards for their spectacular performances over the years. The awards include “Most Valuable Player”, “Cy Young”, “Rookie of the Year”, “Gold Glove Award”, “Silver Slugger”, “Manager of the Year” and more. The Spring Training roaster for the Cubs include pitchers Dallas Beeler, Alberto Cabrera, Kyuji Fujikawa, Justin Grimm, Jason Hammel, Edwin Jackson, James McDonald; catchers Wellington Castillo and George Kottaras; infielders Mike Olt, Anthony Rizzo, Luis Valbuena; outfielders Justin Ruggiano, Nate Schierholtz, Jorge Soler among others. Witness the incredible Cubs try and sweep their opponents by getting Chicago Cubs 2015 tickets for the scheduled games.