1907 Chicago Cubs
1907 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page
World Series Champs
Managed by Frank Chance
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1907 Chicago Cubs are not as well-known as the 1908 edition of the team - the last one to win a World Series - or the 1906 edition, which set the all-time record for winning percentage, but they were just as great a team. They got off to the best twenty-game start in team history at 16-4, and never looked back, finishing with 107 wins, 17 games ahead of the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates. They also won their first nine season series, something that no other team would duplicate until the 2018 Arizona Diamondbacks (to put this in perspective, Arizona was not even yet a state in 1907). The Cubs then swept the Detroit Tigers in the 1907 World Series, four games to none with one tie.
The 1906 and 1907 Cubs are the only teams in history to post back-to-back season with a winning percentage of .700 or better. Over a 154-game stretch from June 1906 to June 1907, the Cubs went 124-30, something no other team has ever matched.
|1||Tigers - 3, Cubs - 3 (12 innings)||October 8||West Side Park||24,377|
|2||Tigers - 1, Cubs - 3||October 9||West Side Park||21,901|
|3||Tigers - 1, Cubs - 5||October 10||West Side Park||13,114|
|4||Cubs - 6, Tigers - 1||October 11||Bennett Park||11,306|
|5||Cubs - 2, Tigers - 1||October 12||Bennett Park||7,370|
- Hal Bock: The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty: Before the Curse, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2016. ISBN 978-1442253308
- Douglas Jordan: "The .700 Club: Blessedly Good Baseball", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 45, Number 2 (Fall 2016), pp. 26-33.