The Cubs began in 1876 as the Chicago White Stockings of the National League. They won their first game ever on April 25, 1876. It was against the Louisville club.
Also in 1876 they won their first National League pennant.
In 1902, the club was made up mostly of younger ball players. This prompted the newspapers to begin calling the team the Cubs. The name was made official in 1907 and is now one of the longest running team names in all of sports.
Here is a list of locations where the club has played it's home games throughout the years.
23rd Street Grounds: 1876-1877
Lakefront Park: 1878-1884
West Side Park: 1885-1891
South Side Park: 1891-1893
West Side Grounds: 1993-1915
Wrigley Field: 1916-present
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