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CAA + Cubs = A Place in History

Don't be surprised if the Chicago Cubs come to mind when you walk through the Chicago Athletic Association...

The Chicago Athletic Association was founded in 1890 by some of Chicago’s wealthiest men, like Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick and A.G. Spalding, as in the sporting goods company, and also a co-founder baseball’s National League. But William Wrigley, you may recognize his name from a small “field” on the North Side, was also a member. He bought the Cubs in 1915 and the team adopted the CAA’s crest as its logo, forever binding the two properties. Here’s another fun fact: When the Cubs were called the Chicago White Stockings, their ballpark was in Grant Park, which was called Lake Park at the time.

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