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Chicago Sports Teams: Bears, Cubs, Bulls & White Socks

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Every since I first learned English back in school I remember being highly interested in US sports. One thing that immediately stood out to me was that there are so many great teams in Chicago. No matter is America Football, Baseball, or Basketball - Chicago has a great team in all of these top leagues.

Four prominent Chicago sports teams include the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Socks. The Bears have been in the NFL since 1920, and have won five NFL championships. The Cubs won the World Series in 2016 and have won eight World Series Championships. The Bulls won the NBA Championship in 1990, and they have won two more NBA championships since then. The White Sox were born in 1901 and they have won the American League Championship once. Chicago has been home to many famous athletes and is known for its sports culture.

Here's what you need to know about those big teams.

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears were founded in 1919 by George Halas as the "Boston Bears". The Bears joined the NFL in 1920 when they were purchased by George Halas They were known as the Bears until 1966 In 2018, they celebrated their 100th anniversary.

Chicago Bulls

It has been two years since the Bulls have made the NBA Playoffs. Chicago’s golden boy Derrick Rose has been out with a knee injury and does not appear to be coming back this season. With the team at 0-3, most Bulls fans are hoping for a team that is good enough to sneak into the playoffs and contend for a title. Chicago Blackhawks A 3-0 hole to start the season puts the Blackhawks in the position where it seems like they may not even make the playoffs. But in this sport, it’s never that easy and the Chicago Blackhawks seem to have a knack for turning things around. Chicago has won three Stanley Cups in the last seven years and only has three other teams that have done that since the 1990s. Chicago Cubs The Cubs have the longest winning streak in Major League Baseball.

Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field, the home of the Cubs, was opened in 1914. Formerly called Weeghman Park, the team was named after Harry Hooper Wrigley Jr, the owner of the local chewing gum company. The Cubs were the only major league team to remain in the city of Chicago during the first two decades of the 20th century.

Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team. They are affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Established: 1901 Sox uniforms: White home jerseys, with a yellow-and-orange alternate jersey. At the stadium: Left field is bleacher seating. The right field is green grass. The home stands, however, are the famous left field bleachers, while the visitors’ bleachers were built in 1999. The center field wall is only 210 feet from the plate to home plate. The backstop at U.S. Cellular Field is 130 feet from home plate. Affiliations: The White Sox are members of the American League Central, and are sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts. The Chicago Bulls The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Summary

If you love sports you will love this City. Whenever you get there make sure you attend at least one big game. Make sure to arrive early and absorb the whole vibe in and around the stadium. Get ready for goosebumps before, during, and after the games. Also: Don't forget to buy yourself a jersey that will remember you about your great time there.

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