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Franchise History for the the Chicago Cubs. A franchise is a perpetual entity that exists over time as a single entity, regardless of its location. The franchise section for the Major Leagues tracks a franchise through its evolution of relocations and name changes. Outside of a change of ballpark and ownership, a relocated franchise will often retain the majority of its players and often their front office.
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Franchise History - Chicago Cubs

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  • YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2019Chicago CubsNLCentral1628478.5197.03814000StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonWrigley Fielddnq
    2018Chicago CubsNLCentral1639568.5831.0226761645116StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonWrigley FieldLost NL Wild-Card Game (Rockies)
    2017Chicago CubsNLCentral1629270.568-147822695127StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonWrigley FieldLost in NLCS (Dodgers)
    2016Chicago CubsNLCentral16110358.640-111808556252StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonWrigley FieldWon World Series (Indians)
    2015Chicago CubsNLCentral1629765.5993.033368960881StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJoe MaddonWrigley FieldLost in ALCS (Mets)
    2014Chicago CubsNLCentral1627389.45117.051322614707-93StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprRick RenteriaWrigley Fielddnq
    2013Chicago CubsNLCentral1626696.40731.051426602689-87StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprDale SveumWrigley Fielddnq
    2012Chicago CubsNLCentral16261101.37736.051529613759-146StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprDale SveumWrigley Fielddnq
    2011Chicago CubsNLCentral1627191.43825.051426654756-102StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprMike QuadeWrigley Fielddnq
    2010Chicago CubsNLCentral1627587.46316.051323685767-82StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprLou Piniella, Mike QuadeWrigley Fielddnq
    2009Chicago CubsNLCentral1618378.5167.5281670767235StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprLou PiniellaWrigley Fielddnq
    2008Chicago CubsNLCentral1619764.602-112855671184StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprLou PiniellaWrigley FieldLost in NLDS (Los Angeles)
    2007Chicago CubsNLCentral1628577.525-161275269062StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprLou PiniellaWrigley FieldLost in NLDS (Arizona)
    2006Chicago CubsNLCentral1626696.40717.561628716834-118StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprDusty BakerWrigley Fielddnq
    2005Chicago CubsNLCentral1627983.48821.041019703714-11StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dusty BakerWrigley Fielddnq
    2004Chicago CubsNLCentral1628973.54916.03611789665124StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dusty BakerWrigley Fielddnq
    2003Chicago CubsNLCentral1628874.543-14972468341StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Dusty BakerWrigley FieldLost NLCS (Marlins)
    2002Chicago CubsNLCentral1626795.41430.051424706759-53StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Don Baylor, Bruce KimmWrigley Fielddnq
    2001Chicago CubsNLCentral1628874.5435.0361077770176StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Don BaylorWrigley Fielddnq
    2000Chicago CubsNLCentral1626597.40130.061630764904-140StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Don BaylorWrigley Fielddnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1999Chicago CubsNLCentral1626795.41430.061527747920-173StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim RigglemanWrigley Fielddnq
    1998Chicago CubsNLCentral1639073.55212.524683179140StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim RigglemanWrigley FieldLost in 1st Round (Braves)
    1997Chicago CubsNLCentral1626894.42016.051425687759-72StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim RigglemanWrigley Fielddnq
    1996Chicago CubsNLCentral1627686.46912.0410207727711StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim RigglemanWrigley Fielddnq
    1995Chicago CubsNLCentral1447371.50712.0361269367122StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim RigglemanWrigley Fielddnq
    1994Chicago CubsNLCentral1134964.43416.551326500549-49StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Tom TrebelhornWrigley Fielddnq
    1993Chicago CubsNLEast1628478.51913.04713738739-1StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LefebvreWrigley Fielddnq
    1992Chicago CubsNLEast1627884.48118.04814593624-31StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim LefebvreWrigley Fielddnq
    1991Chicago CubsNLEast1607783.48120.04718695734-39StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim Essian, Don Zimmer, Joe AltobelliWrigley Fielddnq
    1990Chicago CubsNLEast1627785.47518.05814690774-84StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Don ZimmerWrigley Fielddnq
    1989Chicago CubsNLEast1629369.574-11270262379StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Don ZimmerWrigley FieldLost NLCS (Giants)
    1988Chicago CubsNLEast1627785.47524.04918660694-34StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Don ZimmerWrigley Fielddnq
    1987Chicago CubsNLEast1617685.47218.56818720801-81StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Gene Michael, Frank LucchesiWrigley Fielddnq
    1986Chicago CubsNLEast1607090.43837.051124680781-101StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Gene Michael, Jim Frey, John VukovichWrigley Fielddnq
    1985Chicago CubsNLEast1617784.47823.54816686729-43StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim FreyWrigley Fielddnq
    1984Chicago CubsNLEast1619665.596-112762658104StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim FreyWrigley FieldLost NLCS (Padres)
    1983Chicago CubsNLEast1627191.43819.051121701719-18StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lee Elia, Charlie FoxWrigley Fielddnq
    1982Chicago CubsNLEast1627389.45119.051021676709-33StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lee EliaWrigley Fielddnq
    1981Chicago CubsNLEast1033865.369-01225370483-113StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Joey AmalfitanoWrigley Fielddnq
    1980Chicago CubsNLEast1626498.39527.061225614728-114StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Preston Gomez, Joey AmalfitanoWrigley Fielddnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1979Chicago CubsNLEast1628082.49418.05717706707-1StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Herman Franks, Joey AmalfitanoWrigley Fielddnq
    1978Chicago CubsNLEast1627983.48811.03715664724-60StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Herman FranksWrigley Fielddnq
    1977Chicago CubsNLEast1628181.50020.04713692739-47StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Herman FranksWrigley Fielddnq
    1976Chicago CubsNLEast1627587.46326.04716611728-117StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim MarshallWrigley Fielddnq
    1975Chicago CubsNLEast1627587.46317.56918712827-115StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Jim MarshallWrigley Fielddnq
    1974Chicago CubsNLEast1626696.40722.061123669826-157StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Whitey Lockman, Jim MarshallWrigley Fielddnq
    1973Chicago CubsNLEast1617784.4785.05917614655-41StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Whitey LockmanWrigley Fielddnq
    1972Chicago CubsNLEast1558570.54811.0257685567118StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Leo Durocher, Whitey LockmanWrigley Fielddnq
    1971Chicago CubsNLEast1628379.51214.04611637648-11StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Leo DurocherWrigley Fielddnq
    1970Chicago CubsNLEast1628478.5195.02511806679127StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Leo DurocherWrigley Fielddnq
    1969Chicago CubsNLEast1629270.5688.0235720611109StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Leo DurocherWrigley Fielddnq
    1968Chicago CubsNL-1628478.51913.03376126111StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Leo DurocherWrigley Fielddnq
    1967Chicago CubsNL-1618774.54014.033770262478StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Leo DurocherWrigley Fielddnq
    1966Chicago CubsNL-16259103.36436.0101020644809-165StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Leo DurocherWrigley Fielddnq
    1965Chicago CubsNL-1627290.44425.08815635723-88StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Lou Klein, Bob KennedyWrigley Fielddnq
    1964Chicago CubsNL-1627686.46917.08815649724-75StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bob KennedyWrigley Fielddnq
    1963Chicago CubsNL-1628280.50617.07711570578-8StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bob KennedyWrigley Fielddnq
    1962Chicago CubsNL-16259103.36442.59919632827-195StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Charlie Metro, Lou Klein, El TappeWrigley Fielddnq
    1961Chicago CubsNL-1546490.41629.07715689800-111StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---El Tappe, Vedie Himsl, Harry Craft, Lou KleinWrigley Fielddnq
    1960Chicago CubsNL-1546094.39035.07714634776-142StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Lou Boudreau, Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1959Chicago CubsNL-1547480.48113.06610673688-15StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bob ScheffingWrigley Fielddnq
    1958Chicago CubsNL-1547282.46820.06612709725-16StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bob ScheffingWrigley Fielddnq
    1957Chicago CubsNL-1546292.40333.08813628722-94StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bob ScheffingWrigley Fielddnq
    1956Chicago CubsNL-1546094.39033.08814597708-111StRoOrg------------------Stan HackWrigley Fielddnq
    1955Chicago CubsNL-1537281.47126.06611626713-87StRoOrg------------------Stan HackWrigley Fielddnq
    1954Chicago CubsNL-1546490.41633.07713700766-66StRoOrg------------------Stan HackWrigley Fielddnq
    1953Chicago CubsNL-1546589.42240.07712633835-202StRoOrg------------------Phil CavarrettaWrigley Fielddnq
    1952Chicago CubsNL-1547777.50019.55510628631-3StRoOrg------------------Phil CavarrettaWrigley Fielddnq
    1951Chicago CubsNL-1546292.40334.58814614750-136StRoOrg------------------Phil Cavarretta, Frankie FrischWrigley Fielddnq
    1950Chicago CubsNL-1536489.41826.57712643772-129StRoOrg------------------Frankie FrischWrigley Fielddnq
    1949Chicago CubsNL-1546193.39636.08814593770-177StRoOrg------------------Frankie Frisch, Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    1948Chicago CubsNL-1546490.41627.58813597701-104StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    1947Chicago CubsNL-1546985.44825.06612567722-155StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    1946Chicago CubsNL-1538271.53614.533662658046StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    1945Chicago CubsNL-1549856.636-111735533202StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley FieldLost World Series (Tigers)
    1944Chicago CubsNL-1547579.48730.044870166932StRoOrg------------------Charlie Grimm, Jimmie Wilson, Roy JohnsonWrigley Fielddnq
    1943Chicago CubsNL-1537479.48430.5551063159833StRoOrg------------------Jimmie WilsonWrigley Fielddnq
    1942Chicago CubsNL-1546886.44238.06612591667-76StRoOrg------------------Jimmie WilsonWrigley Fielddnq
    1941Chicago CubsNL-1547084.45530.06611666670-4StRoOrg------------------Jimmie WilsonWrigley Fielddnq
    1940Chicago CubsNL-1547579.48725.5551068163645StRoOrg------------------Gabby HartnettWrigley Fielddnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1939Chicago CubsNL-1548470.54513.044872467846StRoOrg------------------Gabby HartnettWrigley Fielddnq
    1938Chicago CubsNL-1528963.586-113713598115StRoOrg------------------Charlie Grimm, Gabby HartnettWrigley FieldLost World Series (Yankees)
    1937Chicago CubsNL-1549361.6043.0223811682129StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    1936Chicago CubsNL-1548767.5655.0333755606149StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    1935Chicago CubsNL-15410054.649-111847596251StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley FieldLost World Series (Tigers)
    1934Chicago CubsNL-1518665.5708.033570563966StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    1933Chicago CubsNL-1548668.5586.0335646536110StRoOrg------------------Charlie GrimmWrigley Fielddnq
    1932Chicago CubsNL-1549064.584-11472063387StRoOrg------------------Rogers Hornsby, Charlie GrimmWrigley FieldLost World Series (Yankees)
    1931Chicago CubsNL-1548470.54517.0336828710118StRoOrg------------------Rogers HornsbyWrigley Fielddnq
    1930Chicago CubsNL-1549064.5842.0224998870128StRoOrg------------------Joe McCarthy, Rogers HornsbyWrigley Fielddnq
    1929Chicago CubsNL-1529854.645-112982759223StRoOrg------------------Joe McCarthyWrigley FieldLost World Series (Athletics)
    1928Chicago CubsNL-1549163.5914.033571461599StRoOrg------------------Joe McCarthyWrigley Fielddnq
    1927Chicago CubsNL-1538568.5568.544675066189StRoOrg------------------Joe McCarthyWrigley Fielddnq
    1926Chicago CubsNL-1548272.5327.044868260280StRoOrg------------------Joe McCarthyCubs Parkdnq
    1925Chicago CubsNL-1546886.44227.58815723773-50StRoOrg------------------Bill Killefer, Rabbit Maranville, George GibsonCubs Parkdnq
    1924Chicago CubsNL-1538172.52912.0558698699-1StRoOrg------------------Bill KilleferCubs Parkdnq
    1923Chicago CubsNL-1548371.53912.544575670452StRoOrg------------------Bill KilleferCubs Parkdnq
    1922Chicago CubsNL-1548074.51913.0557771808-37StRoOrg------------------Bill KilleferCubs Parkdnq
    1921Chicago CubsNL-1536489.41830.07713668775-107StRoOrg------------------Johnny Evers, Bill KilleferCubs Parkdnq
    1920Chicago CubsNL-1547579.48718.0669619635-16StRoOrg------------------Fred MitchellCubs Parkdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1919Chicago CubsNL-1407565.53621.033745440747StRoOrg------------------Fred MitchellWeeghman Parkdnq
    1918Chicago CubsNL-1298445.651-111538393145StRoOrg------------------Fred MitchellWeeghman ParkLost World Series (Red Sox)
    1917Chicago CubsNL-1547480.48124.05510552567-15StRoOrg------------------Fred MitchellWeeghman Parkdnq
    1916Chicago CubsNL-1536786.43826.55512520541-21StRoOrg------------------Joe TinkerWeeghman Parkdnq
    1915Chicago CubsNL-1537380.47717.5448570622-52StRoOrg------------------Roger BresnahanWest Side Groundsdnq
    1914Chicago CubsNL-1547876.50616.5448605638-33StRoOrg------------------Hank O'DayWest Side Groundsdnq
    1913Chicago CubsNL-1538865.57513.533572064080StRoOrg------------------Johnny EversWest Side Groundsdnq
    1912Chicago CubsNL-1509159.60711.533475666888StRoOrg------------------Frank ChanceWest Side Groundsdnq
    1911Chicago CubsNL-1549262.5977.5223757607150StRoOrg------------------Frank ChanceWest Side Groundsdnq
    1910Chicago CubsNL-15410450.675-112711499212StRoOrg------------------Frank ChanceWest Side GroundsLost World Series (Athletics)
    1909Chicago CubsNL-15310449.6806.5222632389243StRoOrg------------------Frank ChanceWest Side Groundsdnq
    1908Chicago CubsNL-1549955.643-111625459166StRoOrg------------------Frank ChanceWest Side GroundsWon World Series (Tigers)
    1907Chicago CubsNL-15210745.704-111571390181StRoOrg------------------Frank ChanceWest Side GroundsWon World Series (Tigers)
    1906Chicago CubsNL-15211636.763-111704381323StRoOrg------------------Frank ChanceWest Side GroundsLost World Series (White Sox)
    1905Chicago CubsNL-1539261.60113.0335667442225StRoOrg------------------Frank Chance, Frank SeleeWest Side Groundsdnq
    1904Chicago CubsNL-1539360.60813.022459751186StRoOrg------------------Frank SeleeWest Side Groundsdnq
    1903Chicago CubsNL-1388256.5948.033469559897StRoOrg------------------Frank SeleeWest Side Groundsdnq
    1902Chicago CubsNL-1436869.49634.0551052950128StRoOrg------------------Frank SeleeWest Side Groundsdnq
    1901Chicago OrphansNL-1405386.38137.06613578698-120StRoOrg---------------------West Side Groundsdnq
    1900Chicago OrphansNL-1466575.46419.0555635751-116StRoOrg---------------------West Side Groundsdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1899Chicago OrphansNL-1527573.50726.088881276349StRoOrg------------------Tom BurnsWest Side Groundsdnq
    1898Chicago OrphansNL-1528565.56717.5444828679149StRoOrg---------------------West Side Groundsdnq
    1897Chicago ColtsNL-1385973.44734.0999832894-62StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Groundsdnq
    1896Chicago ColtsNL-1327157.55518.555581579916StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Groundsdnq
    1895Chicago ColtsNL-1337258.55415.044486685412StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Groundsdnq
    1894Chicago ColtsNL-1375775.43234.088810411066-25StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Groundsdnq
    1893Chicago ColtsNL-1285671.44129.0999829874-45StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Groundsdnq
    1892Chicago ColtsNL-1477076.47930.0777635735-100StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonSouth Side Park IIdnq
    1891Chicago ColtsNL-1378253.6073.5222832730102StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonSouth Side Park IIdnq
    1890Chicago ColtsNL-1398353.6106.5222847692155StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonSouth Side Park IIdnq
    1889Chicago White StockingsNL-1366765.50819.033386781453StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Parkdnq
    1888Chicago White StockingsNL-1367758.5709.022273465975StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Parkdnq
    1887Chicago White StockingsNL-1277150.5876.533381371697StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Parkdnq
    1886Chicago White StockingsNL-1269034.726-111900555345StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Parkdnq
    1885Chicago White StockingsNL-1138725.777-111834470364StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonWest Side Parkdnq
    1884Chicago White StockingsNL-1136250.55422.0455834647187StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonLake Front Parkdnq
    1883Chicago White StockingsNL-985939.6024.0222679540139StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonLake Front Parkdnq
    1882Chicago White StockingsNL-845529.655-111604353251StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonLake Front Parkdnq
    1881Chicago White StockingsNL-845628.667-111550379171StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonLake Front Parkdnq
    1880Chicago White StockingsNL-866717.798-111538317221StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonLake Front Parkdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1879Chicago White StockingsNL-834633.58210.544443741126StRoOrg------------------Cap AnsonLake Front Parkdnq
    1878Chicago White StockingsNL-613030.50011.044437133140StRoOrg---------------------Lake Front Parkdnq
    1877Chicago White StockingsNL-602633.44115.5555366375-9StRoOrg------------------Al Spalding23rd Street Parkdnq
    1876Chicago White StockingsNL-665214.788-111624257367StRoOrg------------------Al Spalding23rd Street Parkdnq
    1875Chicago White StockingsNA-693037.44835.0660379416-37StRoOrg------------------------dnq
    1874Chicago White StockingsNA-592831.47518.5550418480-62StRoOrg------------------------dnq
    1871Chicago White StockingsNA-28199.6792.032030224161StRoOrg------------------------dnq
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