Chicago Cubs

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Previously known as Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889), Chicago Colts (1890-1897), and Chicago Orphans (1898-1902).

Franchise Record:

  • (1870-2019) 11,124-10,488-153-9 (.514) (All Teams)
  • (1870-2019) 11,004-10,410-153-9 (.514) (Professional)
  • (1876-2019) 10,982-10,403-153-9 (.513)

Post Season Record:

  • (1876-2018) 52-84-2 (.384)
  • (1882-1900) 5-7-1(.423)
  • (1906-2018) 47-77-1 (.380)

World Series Titles: 3 (1907, 1908, 2016)

National League Pennants: 17 (1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 2016)

N.A.B.B.P Title: 1 (1870)

Pre-World Series Appearances: 3 (1882), (1885), (1886)

Playoffs: 20 (1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1984, 1989, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Franchise Players: Cap Anson, Ernie Banks, Mordecai Brown, Frank Chance, John Clarkson, Johnny Evers, Mark Grace, Clark Griffith, Stan Hack, Gabby Hartnett, Fergie Jenkins, Greg Maddux, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Sammy Sosa, Joe Tinker, Billy Williams

Stadiums: Ogden Park (1870), Dexter Park (1870), Union Grounds (May 8-September 29, 1871), 23rd Street Grounds (May 13, 1874-October 5, 1877), Lake Front Park I (May 14, 1878-September 30, 1882), Lake Front Park II (1882-1884), West Side Park I (1885-1890), South Side Park II (1891-1893), West Side Grounds (1893-1915), Wrigley Field (1916-present)

Retired Numbers. 10 Ron Santo; 14 Ernie Banks; 23 Ryne Sandberg; 26 Billy Williams; 31 Greg Maddux/Ferguson Jenkins; 42 Jackie Robinson (retired throughout MLB)

Chicago Cubs Logo

Team History[edit]

"You the living, you're stuck here with the Cubs, So it's me that feels sorry for you!" - Steve Goodman, from "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" (1983)

One of the original National League franchises, dating back to 1876, the Chicago Cubs were best known for their 108 season World Series Championship drought which ended with the Cubs' World Series win in 2016. Prior to 2016, they had not played in a World Series since 1945 and had not won a World Series since 1908. Before the Cubs were a National League franchise, its namesake predecessor, the Chicago White Stockings played in the National Association from its inception in 1871, after having been a professional barnstorming team following its foundation in 1870. Only the Cubs and Braves, who moved cities twice in intervening years, can thus trace their origins to the beginnings of organized baseball through an unbroken connection. However, the Cubs missed a couple of seasons in the National Association after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

The Chicago team, under different nicknames, was a National League powerhouse during the league's first decades. Led by 1B Cap Anson, they won a number of titles in the 19th century. When Anson retired, they were known as the "Orphans" for a while, having lost their father figure. The team had another great run of success in the 1900s. That team was led by the infield of Tinker to Evers to Chance, immortalized in a poem by Franklin Pierce Adams, and by pitcher Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown. They won four pennants in four years from 1906 to 1910 and won the only two World Series titles for the team in the 20th century during that span. That team was so good that some commentators have argued that it was the best in National League history.

The Cubs did not immediately fade into mediocrity. They returned to the World Series a number of times in the first half of the 20th century, but were famously thwarted by Babe Ruth-led teams - first the 1918 Boston Red Sox (who would go through an almost 90-year drought after that title), then the New York Yankees twice and the Detroit Tigers once in the 1930s. In between they lost a classic and wild World Series to the Philadelphia Athletics in 1929 on a team led by slugger Hack Wilson. The Cubs' last hurrah came in the war-impacted 1945 season, when they lost the World Series in 7 games to the Tigers.

The Cubs developed a number of star players in the 1950s and 1960s, most notably Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Ferguson Jenkins, but they never came close to returning to the postseason until 1969. That year, they got off to a great start under the leadership of veteran manager Leo Durocher only to run out of steam in August and be caught and passed by the "Miracle" New York Mets, who left them well in their wake by the time the season ended. There is a famous photo from that season of a black cat walking in front of the Cubs' dugout, an apt symbol if ever there was one of the apparent curse that had beset the team. Although that curse is most often blamed not on a cat but on a billy goat, one belonging to a local tavern owner in 1945, who was refused admission to a game with his pet during the 1945 World Series and, so the story goes, cursed the team ad vitam aeternam as a revenge. The Cubs got off to a good start in both the 1977 and 1978 seasons, leading the National League East at the All-Star break, but both teams faded away quickly after that. Those years were marked by ace reliever Bruce Sutter and homer-filled day games at Wrigley Field.

In recent decades, the franchise came close to a return to the Fall Classic in 1984, when they lost the NLCS after blowing a two games to none lead to the San Diego Padres. In 1989, the Cubs fell in 5 games to the San Francisco Giants. The 1998 edition of the Cubs were an unexpected playoff entry, needing an extra one-game playoff win at Wrigley Field over the San Francisco Giants to win the Wild Card. The Atlanta Braves subsequently swept the Cubs in three games in the NLDS.

The Cubs teams of the early 2000s featured some of the best pitching staffs in the history of the sport.  In 2003, the Cubs were a win away from the Fall Classic and had a lead in the 8th inning of Game 6 of the NLCS against the Florida Marlins when fan Steve Bartman grabbed a foul ball that Cubs left fielder Moises Alou attempted to catch. The Cubs then blew the lead and would lose Game 7 the next day. Realistically, it was Alex Gonzalez's blown double play that cost the Cubs the game, not Steve Bartman, but he got tagged with the ignominy of the collapse. In 2004, the Cubs had the wild card lead with 10 games left. They then lost 8 of the last 10 games to miss out on the playoffs.

In 2007, the Cubs won the NL Central division title. It was the first time they had made the playoffs since 2003, but they were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLDS. They repeated as division champions in 2008, even posting the best record in the National League, but were swept once again in the NLDS, this time by the Los Angeles Dodgers, on the 100th anniversary of their last championship. They returned to the postseason in 2015, but this time with a young and very talented team led by Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo; while they lost the NLCS that year, they set the stage for the breakthrough that finally happened the next year.

The Cubs are known for other traditions, such as playing in one of baseball's oldest and quaintest ballparks - Wrigley Field. Built for the Federal League's Chicago Chi-Feds in 1914, it became the Cubs' home when the Federal League folded after the 1915 season and has remained in use with only minor modifications since. It boasts a brick outfield fence covered with ivy, has short distances that can become even more hitter-friendly on days when the wind is blowing out, and was the last stadium in Major League Baseball to be equipped with artificial lights, in 1989. The Cubs still play more afternoon games than any other team and kept drawing fans in spite of their lack of on-field success, earning the nickname of "lovable losers". Traditionally, the Cubs represent the north side of Chicago, IL, while the Chicago White Sox, who play in the American League, represent the south side. Today, the Cubs are associated with some of the more prosperous and well-to-do parts of the city, but it was not always the case: until the 1980s, the Cubs were associated with a fan base that could attend mid-week day games, i.e. the retired, the unemployed and college students - not the most glamorous combination!

The 2016 Cubs finished 103-58 and captured the National League Championship, advancing to the 2016 World Series, their first World Series appearance in 71 seasons. They then defeated the Cleveland Indians, themselves the owners of the second longest title drought in the major leagues, 4 games to 3 in capturing their first World Championship in 108 seasons. [1][2] The conquest was marked by one of the biggest parades in the history of the country, with an estimated 3 million people in attendance.

The Cubs returned to the postseason in both 2017 and 2018 but failed to return to the World Series as the hoped-for dynasty that seemed on the horizon after their 2016 triumph seemed to become a faded dream. After they missed the postseason in 2019, they parted ways with Joe Maddon, replacing him as manager with David Ross, one of the heroes of their 2016 World Championship.

Since 2004, the Cubs have been partners in Comcast SportsNet Chicago (later renamed NBC Sports Chicago), a regional cable sports network that also provides coverage of the White Sox, the Chicago Bulls of the NBA and Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. When the deal expired in 2019, the other three teams decided to prolong the contract, but not the Cubs, who instead announced plans to launch their own sports network starting in 2020, on the model of the New York Yankees' YES Network.

References[edit]

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Manager(s) Record Finish
1871 Jimmy Wood 19-9 2nd in National Association
1874 Fergy Malone and Jimmy Wood 28-31 5th in National Association
1875 Jimmy Wood 30-37 6th in National Association
1876 A. G. Spalding 52-14 1st in National League (1876 NL Champions)
1877 A. G. Spalding 26-33 5th in National League
1878 Bob Ferguson 30-30 4th in National League
1879 Silver Flint and Cap Anson 46-33 4th in National League
1880 Cap Anson 67-17 1st in National League (1880 NL Champions)
1881 Cap Anson 56-28 1st in National League (1881 NL Champions)
1882 Cap Anson 55-29 1st in National League (1882 NL Champions)
1883 Cap Anson 59-39 2nd in National League
1884 Cap Anson 62-50 5th in National League
1885 Cap Anson 87-25 1st in National League (tied World's Series 3-3-1 vs. St. Louis)
1886 Cap Anson 90-34 1st in National League (lost World's Series 4-2 vs. St. Louis)
1887 Cap Anson 71-50 3rd in National League
1888 Cap Anson 77-58 2nd in National League
1889 Cap Anson 67-65 3rd in National League
1890 Cap Anson 84-53 2nd in National League
1891 Cap Anson 82-53 2nd in National League
1892 Cap Anson 70-76 7th in National League
1893 Cap Anson 56-71 9th in National League
1894 Cap Anson 57-75 8th in National League
1895 Cap Anson 72-58 4th in National League
1896 Cap Anson 71-57 5th in National League
1897 Cap Anson 59-73 9th in National League
1898 Tom Burns 85-65 4th in National League
1899 Tom Burns 75-73 8th in National League
1900 Tom Loftus 65-75 6th in National League
1901 Tom Loftus 53-86 6th in National League
1902 Frank Selee 68-69 5th in National League
1903 Frank Selee 82-56 3rd in National League
1904 Frank Selee 93-60 2nd in National League
1905 Frank Selee and Frank Chance 92-61 3rd in National League
1906 Frank Chance 116-36 1st in National League (Lost in World Series 4-2 vs. Chicago)
1907 Frank Chance 107-45 1st in National League (Won in World Series 4-0-1 vs. Detroit)
1908 Frank Chance 99-55 1st in National League (Won in World Series 4-1 vs. Detroit)
1909 Frank Chance 104-49 2nd in National League
1910 Frank Chance 104-50 1st in National League (Lost in World Series 4-1 vs. Philadelphia)
1911 Frank Chance 92-62 2nd in National League
1912 Frank Chance 91-59 3rd in National League
1913 Johnny Evers 88-65 3rd in National League
1914 Hank O'Day 78-76 4th in National League
1915 Roger Bresnahan 73-80 4th in National League
1916 Joe Tinker 67-86 5th in National League
1917 Fred Mitchell 74-80 5th in National League
1918 Fred Mitchell 84-45 1st in National League (Lost in World Series 4-2 vs. Boston)
1919 Fred Mitchell 75-65 3rd in National League
1920 Fred Mitchell 75-79 6th in National League
1921 Johnny Evers and Bill Killefer 64-89 7th in National League
1922 Bill Killefer 80-74 5th in National League
1923 Bill Killefer 83-71 4th in National League
1924 Bill Killefer 81-72 5th in National League
1925 Bill Killefer, Rabbit Maranville, and George Gibson 68-86 8th in National League
1926 Joe McCarthy 82-72 4th in National League
1927 Joe McCarthy 85-68 4th in National League
1928 Joe McCarthy 91-63 3rd in National League
1929 Joe McCarthy 98-54 1st in National League (Lost in World Series 4-1 vs. Philadelphia)
1930 Joe McCarthy and Rogers Hornsby 90-64 2nd in National League
1931 Rogers Hornsby 84-70 3rd in National League
1932 Rogers Hornsby and Charlie Grimm 90-64 1st in National League (Lost in World Series 4-0 vs. New York)
1933 Charlie Grimm 86-68 3rd in National League
1932 Charlie Grimm 86-65 3rd in National League
1935 Charlie Grimm 100-54 1st in National League (Lost in World Series 4-2 vs. Detroit)
1936 Charlie Grimm 87-67 2nd in National League
1937 Charlie Grimm 93-61 2nd in National League
1938 Charlie Grimm and Gabby Hartnett 89-63 1st in National League (Lost in World Series 4-0 vs. New York)
1939 Gabby Hartnett 84-70 4th in National League
1940 Gabby Hartnett 75-79 5th in National League
1941 Jimmie Wilson 70-84 6th in National League
1942 Jimmie Wilson 68-86 6th in National League
1943 Jimmie Wilson 74-79 5th in National League
1944 Jimmie Wilson, Roy Johnson, and Charlie Grimm 75-79 4th in National League
1945 Charlie Grimm 98-56 1st in National League (Lost in World Series 4-3 vs. Detroit)
1946 Charlie Grimm 82-71 3rd in National League
1947 Charlie Grimm 69-85 6th in National League
1948 Charlie Grimm 64-90 8th in National League
1949 Charlie Grimm and Frankie Frisch 61-93 8th in National League
1950 Frankie Frisch 64-89 7th in National League
1951 Frankie Frisch and Phil Cavarretta 62-92 8th in National League
1952 Phil Cavarretta 77-77 5th in National League
1953 Phil Cavarretta 65-89 7th in National League
1954 Stan Hack 64-90 7th in National League
1955 Stan Hack 72-81 6th in National League
1956 Stan Hack 60-94 8th in National League
1957 Bob Scheffing 62-92 8th in National League
1958 Bob Scheffing 72-82 6th in National League
1959 Bob Scheffing 74-80 6th in National League
1960 Charlie Grimm and Lou Boudreau 60-94 7th in National League
1961 Harry Craft, Vedie Himsl, Lou Klein, and El Tappe 64-90 7th in National League
1962 Lou Klein, El Tappe, and Charlie Metro 59-103 9th in National League
1963 Bob Kennedy 82-80 7th in National League
1964 Bob Kennedy 76-86 8th in National League
1965 Bob Kennedy and Lou Klein 72-90 8th in National League
1966 Leo Durocher 59-103 10th in National League
1967 Leo Durocher 87-74 3rd in National League
1968 Leo Durocher 84-78 3rd in National League
1969 Leo Durocher 92-70 2nd in NL East
1970 Leo Durocher 84-78 2nd in NL East
1971 Leo Durocher 83-79 3rd in NL East
1972 Leo Durocher and Whitey Lockman 85-70 2nd in NL East
1973 Whitey Lockman 77-84 5th in NL East
1974 Whitey Lockman and Jim Marshall 66-96 6th in NL East
1975 Jim Marshall 75-87 5th (t) in NL East
1976 Jim Marshall 75-87 4th in NL East
1977 Herman Franks 81-81 4th in NL East
1978 Herman Franks 79-83 3rd in NL East
1979 Herman Franks and Joey Amalfitano 80-82 5th in NL East
1980 Preston Gomez and Joey Amalfitano 64-98 6th in NL East
1981 Joey Amalfitano 38-65 (15-37/23-28) 6th in NL East (6th/5th)
1982 Lee Elia 73-89 5th in NL East
1983 Lee Elia and Charlie Fox 71-91 5th in NL East
1984 Jim Frey 96-65 1st in NL East (Lost in National League Championship Series 3-2 vs. San Diego)
1985 Jim Frey 77-84 4th in NL East
1986 Jim Frey, John Vukovich and Gene Michael 70-90 5th in NL East
1987 Gene Michael and Frank Lucchesi 76-85 6th in NL East
1988 Don Zimmer 77-85 4th in NL East
1989 Don Zimmer 93-69 1st in NL East (Lost in National League Championship Series 4-1 vs. San Francisco)
1990 Don Zimmer 77-85 4th (t) in NL East
1991 Don Zimmer, Joe Altobelli and Jim Essian 77-83 4th in NL East
1992 Jim Lefebvre 78-84 4th in NL East
1993 Jim Lefebvre 84-78 4th in NL East
1994 Tom Trebelhorn 49-64 5th in NL Central
1995 Jim Riggleman 73-71 3rd in NL Central
1996 Jim Riggleman 76-86 4th in NL Central
1997 Jim Riggleman 68-94 5th in NL Central
1998 Jim Riggleman 90-73 2nd in NL Central (Lost in Division Series 3-0 vs. Atlanta)
1999 Jim Riggleman 67-95 6th in NL Central
2000 Don Baylor 65-97 6th in NL Central
2001 Don Baylor 88-74 3rd in NL Central
2002 Don Baylor, Rene Lachemann and Bruce Kimm 67-95 5th in NL Central
2003 Dusty Baker 88-74 1st in NL Central (Lost in National League Championship Series 4-3 vs. Florida)
2004 Dusty Baker 89-73 3rd in NL Central
2005 Dusty Baker 79-83 4th in NL Central
2006 Dusty Baker 66-96 6th in NL Central
2007 Lou Piniella 85-77 1st in NL Central (Lost in Division Series 3-0 vs. Arizona)
2008 Lou Piniella 97-64 1st in NL Central (lost in Division Series 3-0 vs Los Angeles Dodgers)
2009 Lou Piniella 83-78 2nd in NL Central
2010 Lou Piniella and Mike Quade 75-87 5th in NL Central
2011 Mike Quade 71-91 5th in NL Central
2012 Dale Sveum 61-101 5th in NL Central
2013 Dale Sveum 66-96 5th in NL Central
2014 Rick Renteria 73-89 5th in NL Central
2015 Joe Maddon 97-65 3rd in NL Central (lost in National League Championship Series 4-0 vs. New York)
2016 Joe Maddon 103-58 1st in NL Central (won in World Series 4-3 vs. Cleveland)
2017 Joe Maddon 92-70 1st in NL Central (lost in National League Championship Series 4-1 vs. Los Angeles)
2018 Joe Maddon 95-68 2nd in NL Central (lost in National League Wild Card Game vs. Colorado)
2019 Joe Maddon 84-78 3rd in NL Central

Further Reading[edit]

  • Art Ahrens: The Cubs (The Complete Record of Chicago Cubs Baseball), 1986.
  • Art Ahrens: Chicago Cubs, 1926-1940 (Images of Baseball), Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2005.
  • Art Ahrens and Eddie Gold: Day by Day in Chicago Cub History, 1982.
  • Art Ahrens and Eddie Gold: The Golden Era Cubs, 1876-1940, 1985.
  • Art Ahrens and Eddie Gold: The New Era Cubs, 1941-1985, Bonus Books, Santa Monica, CA, 1985.
  • Art Ahrens and Eddie Gold: Cubs: The Renewal Era, 1985-1990, 1990.
  • Jack Bales: Before They Were the Cubs: The Early Years of Chicago’s First Professional Baseball Team, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2019. ISBN 978-1-4766-7467-4
  • Hal Bock: The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty: Before the Curse, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2016. ISBN 978-1442253308
  • Gil Bogen: The Billy Goat Curse: Losing and Superstition in Cubs Baseball since World War II, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009.
  • Warren Brown: The Chicago Cubs, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, 2001 (originally published in 1946).
  • George Castle: The Million-to-One Team: Why the Chicago Cubs Haven't Won a Pennant Since 1945, Diamond Communications, 2001.
  • Bruce Chadwick and David M. Spindel (Photographer): The Chicago Cubs: Memories and Memorabilia of the Wrigley Wonders (Major League Memories), Abbeville Press, 1994.
  • Rich Cohen: The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, NY, 2017. ISBN 978-0374120924
  • Roberts Ehrgott: Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club: Chicago & the Cubs During the Jazz Age, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2013. ISBN 978-0-8032-6478-6
  • George Ellis: The Cubs Fan's Guide to Happiness, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2007. ISBN 9781572439368
  • Greg Erion: "The Cubs after 1929 - An epilogue", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Winning on the North Side: the 1929 Chicago Cubs, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 295-303. ISBN 978-1-933599-89-2
  • Lew Freedman: Game of my Life: Chicago Cubs, Sports Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL, 2007.
  • Derek Gentile & Stats Inc.: The Complete Chicago Cubs: The Total Encyclopedia of the Team, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2002.
  • Gary Gillette and Pete Palmer: The Ultimate Cubs Companion: A Complete Statistical and Reference Guide, Maple Street Press, Hingham, MA, 2008.
  • Dan Helpingstine: The Cubs and the White Sox: A Baseball Rivalry, 1900 to the Present, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2010.
  • Peter Golenbock: Wrigleyville: A Magical History Tour of the Chicago Cubs, St. Martin's Griffin, 1999. ISBN 978-0312140793
  • Joe Gray: "Why a Curse Need not Be Invoked to Explain the Cubs' Woes", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 40, Number 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 53-55.
  • Jimmy Greenfield: 100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2012. ISBN 9781600786624
  • Jerome Holtzman and George Vass: The Chicago Cubs Encyclopedia Baseball Encyclopedias of North America, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1997.
  • Jerome Holtzman and George Vas: Baseball, Chicago Style, Bonus Books, Santa Monica, CA, 2001.
  • Donald Honig: The Chicago Cubs: An Illustrated History, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1991. ISBN 0131313274
  • Steve Johnson: Chicago Cubs Trivia Teasers, Trails Books, 2006.
  • David Kaplan: The Plan: Epstein, Maddon, and the Audacious Blueprint for a Cubs Dynasty, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2017. ISBN 9781629373263
  • David Krell: "Chicago Goes Hollywood: The Cubs, Wrigley Field, and Popular Culture", in Stuart Shea, ed.: North Side, South Side, All Around Town, The National Pastime, SABR, 2015. ISBN 978-1-93359987-8
  • Bob Logan: Cubs Win! A Celebration of the 1984 Cubs, McGraw-Hill, 1984.
  • Bob Logan: Tales from Chicago Sports: Cubs, Bulls, Bears and Other Animals, Sports Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL, 2002.
  • Bob Logan: More Tales From the Cubs Dugout, Sports Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL, 2003.
  • Lee May and Frank Van Santen: "Revisiting the Ex-Cub Factor", The Baseball Research Journal, Vol. 43, number 2, Fall 2014, pp. 86-92.
  • Laurent Pernot: Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago, University of Illinois Press, Champaign, IL, 2015. ISBN 978-0-252-08028-9
  • Mike Petriello: "The all-time milestone the Cubs are ready to hit", mlb.com, April 26, 2020. [1]
  • David Rapp: Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2018. ISBN 978-0226415048
  • Scott Rowan: The Cubs Quotient: How The Chicago Cubs Changed The World, Sherpa Multimedia, Chicago, IL, 2014. ISBN 978-0989500302
  • Bruce A. Rubenstein: Chicago in the World Series, 1903-2005: The Cubs and White Sox in Championship Play, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2006.
  • Ron Santo and Phil Pepe: Few And Chosen: Defining Cubs Greatness Across the Eras, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2005.
  • Bill Savage: "The Cubs Fan Paradox: Why Would Anyone Root for Losers?", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 40, Number 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 7-8.
  • Ray Schmidt: "Growing Up with the 1950s Cubs", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 40, Number 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 46-48.
  • John C. Skipper: Take Me Out to the Cubs Game: 35 Former Ballplayers Speak of Losing at Wrigley, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2000.
  • John Snyder: Cubs Journal: Year by Year and Day by Day with the Chicago Cubs Since 1876, Emmis Books, 2006.
  • Bryan Soderholm-Difatte: "The 1906-10 Chicago Cubs: The Best Team in National League History", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 40, Number 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 12-24.
  • Marc Stang: Cubs Collection: 100 Years of Chicago Cubs Images, Orange Frazer Press, 2001.
  • Floyd Sullivan: Waiting for the Cubs: The 2008 Season, the Hundred-Year Slump and One Fan's Lifelong Vigil, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2010.
  • Jerry Useem: "The Curse of the Loyal Sports Fan", The Atlantic Monthly, July/August 2016, pp. 26-30. [2]
  • Jim Vitti: The Cubs on Catalina: A Scrapbookful of Memories About a 30-Year Love Affair Between One of Baseball's Classic Teams & California's Most Fanciful Isle, Settefratti Press, Bay City, CA, 2003.
  • Bob Vorwald: Cubs Forever: Memories from the Men Who Lived Them, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2008. ISBN 9781617498244
  • Gene Wojciechowski: Cubs Nation (162 Games, 162 Stories, 1 Addiction), Doubleday, New York, NY, 2005.
  • Gerald C. Wood and Andrew Hazucha, ed.: Northsiders: Essays on the History and Culture of the Chicago Cubs, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2008.
  • Al Yellon, Kasey Ignarski and Matthew Silverman: Cubs By the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Cubbies by Uniform Number, Skyhorse Publishing, New York, NY, 2009.

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