First, they were called the 'Chicago Colts', later the 'Chicago Orphans', then the 'Chicago White Stocking', and currently the 'Chicago Cubs'.
National League - Chicago team names: Chicago White Stockings (1876 - 1889) Chicago Colts (1890 - 1897) Chicago Orphans (1898 - 1902) Chicago Cubs (From 1903)
Yes ... the Cubs began play in 1870 as the White Stockings. They changed their name to the Colts in 1890, Orphans in 1898, and Cubs in 1903.
Cap Anson of the Chicago Colts (now Cubs) in the 1894 season.
The Chicago Cubs were originally called the Chicago White Stockings when the National League first formed in 1876. They later were called the Colts and the Orphans before becoming the Cubs in 1901--the first year of the American League, which had as one of it's teams, the Chicago White Sox.
1903. Prior to that, the team was known as the Orphans (1898-1902), Colts (1890-1897), and White Stockings (1871-1889).
It was around 1933 or shortly thereafter that Reagan became an announcer for the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs became an MLB team in 1871 as a charter member of the National Association. They were known then as the Chicago White Stockings.
the Chicago cubs song. GO CHICAGO!
Chicago Cubs was created in 1870.