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Chicago Cubs history: The curious (and creepy) case of the Cubs lost mascots

We’re not talking about Clark the Cub, here.

You would be forgiven if you believed Clark the Cub was the first Chicago Cubs mascot. After all, Clark, who was introduced in 2014, was the first time the team attempted having a mascot in well over 100 years.

For good reason.

Let’s take a look at the original 1908 mascot, shall we?

Nightmare fuel-my post on the story behind the scary Chicago Cubs bear mascot of 1908: https://t.co/ZiydzMIZBO pic.twitter.com/P7fTrQMWlI

— Todd Radom (@ToddRadom) March 1, 2018

Sorry about your nightmares everyone. I mean, scroll back up and take a look at the face of that guy two to the left of the bear. That man has never been then same.

Now, this particular version of the Cubs mascot wasn’t used for long, and was actually a member of the “Top o’ th’ World” musical production being mounted at the Studebaker Theater. Designer Todd Radom did a deep dive into the history of this connection and learned that the mascot seen above, whose name we still don’t know, was likely the understudy to Arthur Hill, the “animal impersonator” for the show, who donned — surprise, surprise — a polar …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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