In 1902 baseball betting season they became known as the “Cubs” because of a large number of young players on their roster. The name has stuck ever since.
Few sports franchises are as loved and yet few have had a bigger history of futility than Chicago’s North Siders, who last won the baseball betting World Series in 1908. In the early 1900’s, in fact, the Cubs were a baseball betting championship caliber club.
They won a baseball bet record of 116 games in 1906 season but were upset in the World Series by the cross town White Sox! The Cubs would not be denied in 1907 baseball betting season, however, as they won 110 games and defeated Ty Cobb and the Tigers in the Fall Classic. They would repeat the feat with another world title in 1908 baseball betting season. Incredibly enough, they finished 2nd to Pittsburgh the next year despite winning 104 games but rebounded to take the pennant in 1910 baseball betting season with another 104-win season before losing to the Philadelphia A’s in the World Series. In 1918 baseball betting season the Cubs won another NL flag in a season called short due to World War I. They lost to Babe Ruth and the Red Sox in the baseball bet World Series.
The Cubs would win pennants in 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, and 1945, but could never win the World Series during any of these baseball betting seasons. After losing a 7-game World Series to Detroit in 1945, the Cubs would enter an era of mediocrity that has become legendary and part of their very fabric and attraction to so many baseball bet fans. It would not be until 1969 baseball betting season that the Cubs would be serious contenders again, as they collapsed down the stretch finishing second to the “Miracle Mets”. About the only bright spot during this era of darkness was “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks, who blasted 512 career home runs and was a class act all the way.
More bad baseball would follow until 1984 baseball betting season when the Cubs, led by Ryne Sandberg, took the NL East. Heartbreak followed, however as they blew a 2-0 series lead and leads in the following three games of the NLCS before bowing to San Diego. They would lose again in the 1989 NLCS to San Francisco and then in 1998 to Atlanta in the NLDS.
The ultimate heartbreak occurred in 2003 baseball betting season when the Cubs were trying to close out Florida in the NLCS, only to have a fan interfere with a sure-out foul ball, which opened the flood gates and cost the Cubs the baseball bet title.