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The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are in the Central Division of the National League. The Cubs are the only team to play continuously in the same city since the formation of the National League in 1876. The other surviving charter member of the National League, the Braves, has played in three cities: Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta.
The Cubs fell into a lengthy doldrum after their early 1900s Glory Years, broken only by their pennant in the war-shortened season of 1918. Around that time, chewing-gum tycoon William Wrigley obtained majority ownership of the Cubs, and things started to turn around, especially after they acquired the services of astute baseball man William Veeck, Sr. In 1984, the Cubs won the first two games of the then-best of 5 National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field against the San Diego Padres. Despite their image as "Lovable Losers" during the post-WWII era, the club's longevity combined with their earlier successes add up to a major league record 9,756 victories through the 2004 season. In other years the Cubs have shown they can win, or at least contend, when their pitching is superior.
During the 2005 offseason, the Cubs revamped their outfield, acquiring speedy leadoff man Juan Pierre from the Florida Marlins for pitcher Sergio Mitre and two minor leaguers, and signing right fielder Jacque Jones to a three year deal.