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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Cubs Trivia:

What team nickname did Chicago use before changing to the Cubs in 1903?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

Was is Annie? No. The unwanted? No. Oh yeah that's right The Orphans.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

They were originally going to go with "Widows & Orphans", but it wouldn't fit on the jerseys. Orphans it is .
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

I thought that the Orphans was just a name that the media gave them. Weren't they still known as the Colt's back then?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

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YOU SEE WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU MESS WITH THE ORPHANS?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

I thought that the Orphans was just a name that the media gave them. Weren't they still known as the Colt's back then?

It was the Colts before the Orphans. I guess the PC crowd wasn't around back then.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

I believe back then nicknames weren't as formal as they are now...basically it was whatever the media decided to call you.

They got the nickname of the Orphans after (I believe) Chance left the team. I know it was after one of their players left, just not 100% and too lazy to look it up.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:24 PM


I thought that the Orphans was just a name that the media gave them. Weren't they still known as the Colt's back then?

It was the Colts before the Orphans. I guess the PC crowd wasn't around back then.


Speaking of PC mascots, Centralia High School (Illinois) is still called The Orphans...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

I believe back then nicknames weren't as formal as they are now...basically it was whatever the media decided to call you.

They got the nickname of the Orphans after (I believe) Chance left the team. I know it was after one of their players left, just not 100% and too lazy to look it up.

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