Chicago Cubs Statistics Overview
The Cubs organization was founded in 1870 and they have played their home games at Wrigley Field since 1916. They are a member of the National League and the Central Division. The Cubs have twice won the World Series and have captured the National League Pennant on sixteen occasions. The franchise has qualified for the post-season twenty three times and has an overall record of 8631-8491. They have a fierce rivalry with cross-town opponents the Chicago White Sox.
Last Four MLB Seasons
2013 Chicago Cubs Betting Odds
To Win the World Series: +10000
To Win the National League: +6600
Chicago Cubs 2011/2012 Betting Statistics
Straight Up: 61-101
Against the line: 82-79
Over vs Under: 73-82-7
Chicago Cubs Betting History
Although they finished with a poor record in straight-up betting the Chicago Cubs were actually a winning proposition against the spread.
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2013 Chicago Cubs Schedule
The Chicago Cubs will play 162 games during the 2013 MLB schedule. Unfortunately for fans of both organizations the Chicago Cubs will only play their cross-town rivals the Chicago White Sox on four occasions this season. Despite struggling for success in recent years the Chicago Cubs have been well supported and Chicago Cubs tickets are more sought after than those for White Sox games.
Chicago Cubs Franchise History:
The Chicago Cubs were one of the charter members of the National League in 1876 and are considered one of the two oldest active sports teams in major American sports. The Cubs had great success in the early years of the National League and went on to win the World Series Championship in 1908. However, that success did not continue and the franchise hasn't tasted World Series glory since 1908 – the longest championship drought in the history of professional American team sports. The Cubs have only made sporadic playoff appearances and went nearly forty years without a postseason appearance. The franchise were the strongest team in their division in the 2000s but failed to turn these playoffs appearances into a World Series berth.
Chicago Cubs Offensive Star: Darwin Barney
Darwin Barney was selected with the 127th overall pick of the 2007 MLB draft. Barney spent a number of years in the Cubs minor league system before he was given a chance in the majors in 2010. In 2011, Barney was named starting second baseman for the Cubs and grabbed the opportunity with both hands dominating with the bat. Barney has developed into one of the best second basemen in all of Baseball and in 2012 won the Gold Glove Award and Fielding Bible Award for his efforts. Barney has been the Cubs most consistent player in what has otherwise been a lackluster outfit for the past two years.
Chicago Cubs Defensive Star: Jeff Samardzija
Jeff Samardzija was an outstanding college athlete who had the choice of a career as a professional Football or Baseball player. Samardzija decided to focus on Baseball and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. The pitcher was in and out of the Cubs main roster from 2008 to 2010 but finally nailed down a regular spot in 2011. He starred as a reliever and in 2012, as a starting pitcher, finished the year as the most successful Cubs pitcher. Samardzija has been named the opening day starter for the Cubs and has an opportunity to stamp himself as the number one pitcher in the rotation.
Chicago Cubs Manager: Dale Sveum
Dale Sveum played for seven different franchises during his MLB playing career before joining the Boston Red Sox as a coach in 2005. He moved to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006 where he stayed for five seasons including a brief stint as interim Manager. Before the start of the 2012 MLB schedule Sveum was named manager of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs struggled during Sveum's first year in charge and he is under a great deal of pressure to win more games in 2013.
Chicago Cubs - MLB Team StatisticsLeague: National
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
World Series Titles: 2 (1907, 1908)
League Pennants: 16 (1870, 1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945)
Division Titles: 5 (1984, 1989, 2003, 2007, 2008)
Playoff Appearances: 23 (1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1984, 1989, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
Overall Record: 8631-8491
Biggest Rivals: Chicago White Sox
Manager: Dale Sveum
General Manager: Jed Hoyer
Legenday Players: Greg Maddux, Billy Williams, Rick Reuschel
Chicago Cubs Schedule - MLB 2013