The Chicago Cubs have one of the great, storied histories in the history of baseball. While fans of other teams may have won 26 championships, or have sold Babe Ruth, or have had a Big Machine or Bash Brothers, the history of the Chicago Cubs is unique.
As is the love affair the fans of Chicago have with their team. Long before there was a YES network or MSG in New York, the Cubs had a relationship with WGN.
Generations have grown up with the Cubs, from transistor radios on summer afternoons to sprinting home from school to catch the end of a Friday 2:05 start, the Cubs have been a central part in the lives of their fans.
From Jack Brickhouse to Harry Caray and Steve Stone, some greats of broadcasting have brought Cubs games to their fans. And no, Joe Carter isn't among them. Whether it's "Hey Hey!" or "Holy Cow!" or the thought of warm beer on a hot day, the Cubs are something special in Chicago.
On a freezing Chicago night in January, here is my tribute to the Cubs. The best players they've ever had...by the numbers.