The Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field. The park was built in 1914, opening on April 23rd.
The Chicago Cubs
it was named after there founder
In 1902, the Chicago Cubs got their current name.
Chicago chose the name bears because when the moved to chicago they were chicago staleys,and they changed there name to bears as a follow up to chicago's baseball team the chicago cubs.
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I can find no one with the surname of Hicks that has played for the Chicago Cubs. Maybe the name is spelled differently?
The story goes that when George Halas moved the Decatur Staleys football team to Chicago in 1921 he wanted to come up with a new name for the team. Since the team was going to play it's home games at Cubs Park (now Wrigley Field), which was the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, he decided on Bears because bears are bigger and stronger than cubs just as football players are bigger and stronger than baseball players.
First, they were called the 'Chicago Colts', later the 'Chicago Orphans', then the 'Chicago White Stocking', and currently the 'Chicago Cubs'.
Chicago White Stockings
They were originally named "The Chicago White Stockings" in the late 19th century, and their name changed from "White Stockings" to "Colts," to "Orphans" to eventually, "Cubs." The name was chosen from a naming contest in the newspaper. Copy this into your web browser: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_baseball_team_nicknames#Chicago_Cubs (Not coincidentally, the Chicago Bears, who hosted their games at Wrigley Field, named their team after the Cubs and were originally the "Chicago Staleys.")