Category: Cubs History

Northside Nostalgia: 1900-10

Northside Nostalgia: 1900-10
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Northside Nostalgia Part 2: 1870-1900 Michael Ernst has done a great job so far covering Cubs history. I’ll try to match his great work in my articles, hopefully I can come close. Anyway lets get on to the 20th Century. Worst To First If you think the Theo Epstein... Read more »

Cap Anson and the erection of the color barrier in baseball

Cap Anson and the erection of the color barrier in baseball
AUTHOR’S NOTE: The following article contains offensive language. I have also removed the “Northside Nostalgia” title from this entry in the series covering Cubs franchise history since the optics associated with that particular word are inappropriate for such a topic. I will resume the use of that framing title with the next entry in the series, but I... Read more »

Northside Nostalgia: 1870-1900

Northside Nostalgia: 1870-1900
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Today marks the anniversary of the founding of the National League on February 2nd, 1876, making it a fortuitous time to continue our look back at the early history of the Cubs franchise given the vital role the team and its owner played in the league’s creation. It is a journey... Read more »
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Farewell to a Cubs Killer

Farewell to a Cubs Killer
There continues to be only crumbs for fans to digest in offseason news. The latest tidbit is that the Milwaukee Brewers have made an offer to Yu Darvish. There is no word about the size of the offer, and so it seems like the news only clouds the end date surrounding the top free agent... Read more »

Northside Nostalgia: The Beginning

Northside Nostalgia: The Beginning
As I cherished the Cubs World Series Championship last offseason the idea came to me to create a series of articles touching on the long history of the franchise and its devoted fanbase. Prior to ending the drought, history had weighed on all who rooted for this club. Past failures were always present and anyone... Read more »

Is That Good?

Is That Good?
An old baseball saying goes to never check the standings until Memorial Day (h/t to Denizen Cubswin09 for reminding me of that adage). Now I am sure most of us have been checking prior to Memorial Day. After all who wants to wait until Christmas to unwrap their presents, but in case you have been... Read more »
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The Madness of March

The Madness of March
This month can be such a tease, especially if you live in the Midwest. It’s “spring,” and though we have been admittedly spoiled in this part of the country so far this year, March can go in vastly different directions. In fact, I think T.S. Eliot got it dead wrong. This is the cruelest month.... Read more »

9/18/2008: Finding Solace in a Cubs Game

9/18/2008: Finding Solace in a Cubs Game
Surprisingly, one of my most clear memories of a Cubs game is of one that I did not actually see. Regardless of what else is going on in the sports world, my mind nearly always gravitates toward the return of baseball at this time of year, so I am going to pay tribute to a... Read more »

Let's Talk About the Hall of Fame

Let's Talk About the Hall of Fame
Every year this happens. Every year I trick myself into believing that the Hall of Fame, the highest honor for those that have left the game, is going to be a fun event. In the midst of the off-season and with most of the big free agent moves complete, life always feels a bit empty... Read more »
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The Summer of '77: My first year of love and heartbreak with the Cubs

The Summer of '77:  My first year of love and heartbreak with the Cubs
A while back in the comments section, a few of us became a little nostalgic about some old Cubs teams.  I thought it was a lot of fun, so the four writers here at Cubs Den have decided to collaborate.  Each of us will write  about that first year  when we really became diehard Cubs... Read more »