The Chicago Cubs enjoyed a successful 2015 MLB season, though they finished just shy of making it to the World Series. They did reach the League Championship Series, but were defeated by the New York Mets. In the Division series, they scored the most homeruns—10. In the 2015 regular season, the Cubs scored 689 runs, ranking them in the top half of the MLB.
Back in 1876, the Chicago Cubs played their first game as a founding member of the National League. The Cubs are one of the two oldest clubs in MLB history, tied with the team known now as the Atlanta Braves. In 1903, their name officially became the Chicago Cubs, and in 1906, they won a record 116 games. Their last World Series win was in 1908, so the Cubs have earned the nickname among fans of “Lovable Losers.”
The Chicago Cubs have played at Wrigley Field since 1916, which marks the 2016 MLB season as the centennial. Accessible via public transport, there are both rail and bus services to take fans to and from Wrigley Field. There is also a complimentary bike check program, enabling fans to cycle to the ballpark. Parking for cars is scarce. Wrigley Field has appeared on television (aside from baseball games) and in films, including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Rookie of the Year, and A League of Their Own.
The Chicago Cubs are an American institution—and are also fun to see play live. The 2016 MLB season is sure to be an exciting one, especially as the Cubs came so close to the World Series in 2015. Fans who want to get in on the action will want to buy their tickets early from buyTickets.com, where fans can find cheap tickets to great seats at home or away games for the Chicago Cubs.