Charles Weeghman

Once Upon a Time, When the Cubs were Bought by a Family

The Ricketts Family owns the Cubs. That sentence has a certain lasting ring to it. We've all followed the travails of how the Cubs ownership has transitioned from the now bankrupt Tribune company and was midwived through the gnarly fingers of real estate magnate Sam Zell, finally getting delivered into our proud new Papa's (Tom Ricketts) loving grasp. To celebrate this rite of passage, I decided to learn more about the events that took place over 90 years ago when the last dynastic family came into control of our Chicago National League franchise.

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to 1916.

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  • First team to 60 wins! Onward to 70, 80, 90 and 100!

    billybucks 7 hours 32 min ago view
  • I. Hate. The. Mets.

    billybucks 8 hours 26 sec ago view
  • OK Marlins -- take 'em down. Fernandez, at home, tomorrow for the Fish.

    Gotta say, though -- as much as I can't stand them, the Cardinals have had some very impressive late-inning wins against premier closers.

    billybucks 8 hours 47 sec ago view
  • Very impressive that he hit a 3-2 curve ball. Such a dynamic ballplayer. If he ever learns the strike zone....

    billybucks 8 hours 7 min ago view
  • If Jason Hammel doesn't get a potato chip sponsorship deal, somebody messed up. Attaboy, Jason!

    billybucks 8 hours 9 min ago view
  • I am looking forward to AChap facing the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 8 hours 17 min ago view
  • Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...

    The E-Man 8 hours 29 min ago view
  • Got to admit it - it was comforting seeing Rondon come out for the eighth after just taking a two run lead ... And put the hammer down with a 7 pitch inning. Good stuff

    Eric S 8 hours 34 min ago view
  • GRAND SLAM RUSSELL

    blown the hell open...7 run lead

    crunch 8 hours 36 min ago view
  • 11 hits off Wainwright tonight. Everything going right for the Cards right now. Motherfucking motherfuckers.

    The E-Man 8 hours 45 min ago view
  • it was more no-doubt than bryant's HR. it wont make any end-of-season highlight reels, but that one was booked to leave on contact.

    crunch 8 hours 54 min ago view
  • Javy! Javy! Javy!

    How sweet was that - Cranked it!

    393 happy feet

    Eric S 9 hours 2 min ago view
  • baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaez!

    cubs take a 2 run lead in the 7th. sweet.

    crunch 9 hours 5 min ago view
  • ...and the Cards tie and take the lead in the 9th. off Familia.

    blockhead25 9 hours 9 min ago view
  • Familia blows his first save of the season -- gives up 2 in 9th to the Cards.

    Not much going our way these days.

    billybucks 9 hours 9 min ago view
  • bryant's back!

    no-doubt HR towering to CF...tie game.

    crunch 9 hours 27 min ago view