Chicago Cubs: An Early History (Part One)

July 14, 2009 by  

One of the oldest teams in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, have had a glorious past—filled with some ups and a lot of downs.

When I first started following the Cubs, I was looking for a team with history. I didn't grow up in the United States with an affiliation to any state or team, I had no roots in Chicago or Cub fans in my family. I had to research to find a suitable team, rather than having it instilled in my psyche from an early age.

So I started reading, and I read a lot. However, there was one team that stuck out to me more than any other: the Chicago Cubs.

What started as research, became a long fascination with the history of the franchise, starting with it's establishment in early 1870.

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