Chicago Cubs: Top 5 moments of the golden era of Cubs baseball

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There will never be a day where Chicago Cubs fans can’t look back at the team during its historic run and not feel a sense of nostalgia watching the endless stream of highlights. The Golden Era, as it has been dubbed, stretched from 2015 until eventually the core was broken up at the trade deadline this summer.

During that time, the Cubs enjoyed one of the most successful stints in franchise history. Over the course of those six years, Chicago reached the postseason five times, winning several individual accolades and awards in the process. Though ultimately cut shorter than most wanted, the odyssey the Chicago Cubs embarked upon was one for the history books.

After years of being touted the “Lovable Losers”, the franchise went in a new direction upon the hiring of new President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein. Epstein, who had once worked his magic and brought a World Series title to Boston, was now in prime position to do the same for a storied franchise that hadn’t won a title in 108 years.

Along the way, there were ups and downs. Ultimately, fans across Chicago began to tune in every night to watch the Cubs play as a new optimism was growing due to a winning season and red hot ball club backed by the likes of soon to be All-Star and Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant. Though it’s hard to boil it down to such a confined list, we will do just that. Let’s a take a look at the top 5 moments from the Golden Era of Chicago Cubs baseball.