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CUBS TIMELINE
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Timeline
     The team began this decade much like they concluded the previous one — by winning. The Cubs win their fourth National League pennant in five seasons. Despite wining 104 games and capturing the flag by 13 games, they lose the 1910 World Series to the Philadelphia A's, four games to one. During this time period the team would finish in the top three in six of the years and appeared in two World Series — in 1910 and 1918 — losing both times. In 1916, after the rival Federal League had folded, the former owner from the upstart league, Charles Weeghman, purchased the Cubs and immediately moved them into the park that he had built in 1914 for his now defunct organization. The edifice at the corner of Clark and Addison St. was then known as Weeghman Park houses the current team under the name Wrigley Field. It is the second oldest ballpark in the major leagues, behind Boston's Fenway Park. On a sad note, Albert Goodwill Spalding, who had been so instrumental in getting the Chicago National League Ball Club, and baseball in general off the ground, died on Sept. 9, 1915.
1911  - June 11, 1911: Heinie Zimmerman tallies Cubs-record nine RBIs in 20-2 win vs. Braves.
1913  - December 31, 1913: Charles Weeghman signs deal to lease property for ballpark at Clark and Addison streets.
1915  - June 17, 1915: Zip Zabel pitches 18.1 relief innings in 19-inning 4-3 win vs. Brooklyn.

October 3, 1915: Cubs play their last game at West Side Grounds, beating St. Louis 7-2.

1916  - January 20, 1916: Charles Weeghman and nine investors purchase Cubs from Charles Taft. Three months later, on April 20, the Cubs beat the Reds, 7-6, in the first NL game at Weeghman Park, which was renamed Cubs Park in 1920 and eventually Wrigley Field in 1926.
1917  - May 2, 1917: Cubs' Hippo Vaughn combines with Fred Toney for baseball's only nine-inning double no-hit game, eventually won by Reds 1-0 in 10th inning.
1918  - September 11, 1918: The Cubs lose the World Series to the Boston Red Sox four games to two behind pitching sensation Babe Ruth.
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