Recent and Current Chicago Cubs’ Eras Similar to 1960s and 1970s

William S. Bike
4 min readNov 19, 2022

Two seven-year eras of contention, followed by a rebuild

The Chicago Cubs are hoping to get back to the joy of 2016 through their current rebuild.
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By William S. Bike

For the Chicago Cubs two seven-year eras of contention, 1967–73 and 2015–21, bear remarkable similarities.

In both eras the Cubs contended for seven years straight and had some of their…

William S. Bike

Author of "Winning Political Campaigns," a how-to book on all aspects of political campaigning, and commentator on history and baseball.