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Chicago Cubs: 10 greatest all-time teams in franchise history

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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10 greatest all-time teams in Chicago Cubs history – #1. 1907 (107-45)

Coming in at number one on this list, we have the 1907 Cubs. This year marked the first time in franchise history the Cubs won it all. After a near miss that put the team on the map in 1906, recording an MLB-record 116 wins, they went on to capture glory the following year.

Individually speaking, Frank Schulte and Johnny Evers tied for the lead in the home runs for the Cubs in 1908. They each smashed two long balls. In the Dead-ball Era, before the days of launch angle and exit velocity, you just may have led the league if you hit 10 homers in a single season.

For the regular season, Brown registered his second of six consecutive 20-win seasons, finishing with a 20-6 record and a microscopic 1.39 ERA to go along with a 1.97 FIP. He also recorded three saves and pitched a total of 233 innings that year, leading the league with a 0.94 WHIP. Brown racked up an incredible 186-83 record with a 1.75 career ERA in his first stint with the Cubs from 1904-1912.

After racking up a league record 116 wins the year prior, the Cubs were poised for their first title. They ended the season with a 107-45 record, which marked the second year in a row the team recorded 100 wins on a season. Finishing in first place, Chicago was ready to make their run and cement their legacy.

Fun fact for the 1907 World Series, Game 1 was called a tie after 12 innings of baseball and there was no declared winner of the game. The game was ultimately called due to darkness as there were no stadium lights back then. Thankfully, the Cubs went on to take Games 2-5 against the Detroit Tigers, winning their first World Series in the process. The series score against Detroit historically reads 4-0-1 in favor of Chicago.

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As dominant of an ace starting pitcher as Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown was, he recorded three saves in the series while winning Game 5 as the starter, throwing a complete game shutout in the process. The Cubs were finally where the belonged. On top of the world.

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