Category: Cubs Nostalgia

The Legacy of Bill Buckner

The Legacy of Bill Buckner
On April 8, 2008 upon the grand stage of Fenway Park, the world was able to see the the strength and determination of Bill Buckner. As the Boston Red Sox unfurled there 2007 World Series banner on opening day, Buckner stood on the mound and threw out the ceremonial first pitch to former teammate Dwight Evans. The... Read more »

The Evolution of the Ryno

The Evolution of the Ryno
On July 19, 1992, during a nationally televised Sunday Night Baseball game, the Cubs were in the process of doing what all Cubs teams of the early 90s did best: blowing a late lead. As anyone who watched the team from 1990-92 could tell you, the bullpen of that era was so grisly that as... Read more »

Northside Nostalgia 1940-50

Northside Nostalgia 1940-50
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Part 2: 1870-1900 Part 3: 1900-1910 Part 4: 1910-1920 Part 5: 1920-1930 Part 6: 1930-1940 Baseball at War After three pennants in the 30’s the Cubs struggled early the next decade. They failed to break the 80 win plateau from 1940-44 as the stars of the past generation began... Read more »
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Northside Nostalgia: 1930-40

Northside Nostalgia: 1930-40
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Part 2: 1870-1900 Part 3: 1900-1910 Part 4: 1910-1920 Part 5: 1920-1930 Called Shot? The Cubs carried over their success in 1929 to the 1930’s, eventually going to three World Series in the decade. Hack Wilson and Rogers Hornsby faded from the scene, but new stars emerged. 1932 was... Read more »

Northside Nostalgia: 1920-1930

Northside Nostalgia: 1920-1930
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Part 2: 1870-1900 Part 3: 1900-1910 Part 4: 1910-1920   The Double Bill’s Era As baseball entered the roaring 20’s, the Cubs had a changing of the guard at the top. In 1921, William Wrigley became majority owner of the team. This began the 60 year ownership of the... Read more »

Northside Nostalgia: 1910-1920

Northside Nostalgia: 1910-1920
Northside Nostalgia Part 1: The Beginning Northside Nostalgia Part 2: 1870-1900 Northside Nostalgia Part 3: 1900-1910 We started our look back at Cubs history through the decades last offseason. This year I’m going to take over the job all by myself. My goal is to make it all the way to 2010 this winter. As... Read more »
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Goodbye, Jake.

Goodbye, Jake.
In the back of our minds, I’m sure we all knew that this was coming.  As the off-season progressed, there was little indication that the Cubs (or Jake Arrieta) were making it a priority for a return.  There were rumors of a possible 4-year offer for $110 million, but nothing ever developed.  The Cubs have... Read more »

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 »

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 »