Forgotten Jimmy Wood Was First Chicago Cub

Jimmy Wood, wearing the signature socks of the Chicago White Stockings, the team that would later be renamed the Chicago Cubs.

By William S. Bike

Jimmy Wood was the first Chicago Cub.

The team known today as the Chicago Cubs originally was called the Chicago White Stockings, having also been known also as the Colts and Orphans for a few years before being renamed the Cubs in 1903. Even before the start of the National League in 1876, the team played in its predecessor league, the National…