The Cubs have updated their team flag

I bet you didn’t even know the Cubs had a team flag.

On Opening Day 2017 at Wrigley Field, the Cubs unfurled four flags on new flagpoles that had been constructed in the center-field bleachers.

Three of them commemorated the team’s World Series titles in 1907, 1908 and 2016. The fourth was a pennant-style flag honoring the 2016 National League pennant. There wasn’t a clear photo I could find of this flag actually flying over Wrigley, but it looks like this:

This design was a homage to a flag created for the 1945 Cubs National League championship. You can see that flag in this page that was in the team’s 1946 program (for a larger version of this image, click here):

There is another flag of note shown on that page. It’s the one that says “CHICAGO CUBS” with a number of stars on it. A flag like that one flew on the right-field foul pole for decades, until it was replaced by some of the Cubs’ retired number flags in the 1980s.

The two blue stars on the left and right of the “C” in the middle represented each of …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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