Chicago Cubs

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every Chicago Cubs fan.

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Ernie Banks: Hall of Fame Plaque

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Ernie Banks was honored with this bronze plaque during the Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony held on August 8, 1977. “Mr. Cub” spent the entirety of his 19-year big league career in Chicago, amassing 512 home runs, 2,583 hits, and 1,636 RBI. The two-time NL MVP still holds the Cubs record for most All-Star Game selections with 14.

Harry Caray: Trademark Glasses

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A baseball broadcaster for more than half a century, Harry Caray spent the last 16 years of his career announcing for the Chicago Cubs. Just like his rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch, these thick-rimmed glasses were his trademark.

Andre Dawson: MVP Season Cap

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Nicknamed "The Hawk" for his sharp eyes at the plate, Andre Dawson led the big leagues in 1987 with 49 homers and 137 RBI. He wore this Chicago Cubs cap during that same season in which he earned a Gold Glove Award, a Silver Slugger Award, and was named the National League MVP.

Johnny Evers: Infielder's Glove

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Immortalized as the middle man in one of baseball's best-known double play combinations, Tinker to Evers to Chance, second baseman Johnny Evers helped the Chicago Cubs win two World Championships (1907 and 1908) during his dozen seasons with the club. Evers used this glove during his 18-year big league career.

Greg Maddux: 300th Win Cap

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Donning this cap on August 7, 2004, Chicago Cubs hurler Greg Maddux stood tall against the San Francisco Giants to earn his 300th career win. Four years later, the right-hander retired with 355 wins, 3,371 strikeouts, and a 3.16 ERA.

1907 World Series Championship FOB

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Capping off the 1907 regular season with 107 wins, the Chicago Cubs took home their first World Championship. After Game One ended in a tie due to darkness, the Cubs swept the Tigers in the next four games. Like all members of the World Champion Cubs, Chicago center fielder Jimmy Slagle received this championship watch fob.

Hack Wilson: Record Season Bat

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Outfielder Hack Wilson used this bat in 1930 when the Cubs slugger led the club (and the big leagues) with 56 homers and drove in 191 runs, a major league RBI record that is still unmatched.

Ben Zobrist: World Series Second Base Bag

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In Game Seven of the 2016 World Series, Chicago's Ben Zobrist doubled in the 10th inning, reaching this second-base bag and driving in the tie-breaking run. The left fielder led the Cubs with 10 hits against the Indians and was ultimately named the Series MVP for his heroic efforts.

2016 World Series Championship Ring

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This ring commemorates Chicago's 2016 Championship title. Emblazoned with the Cubs logo, the face of the ring features 108 stones, one for each year it took since 1908 for the club to win the World Series.

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