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Owners

Owners Year
The Tribune Company buys the club from the Wrigley family for $20.5 million, ended the longest continuous operation of a franchise by the same family in one city. 1981
Chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. purchases control of the Cubs and renames Weeghman Park to Cubs Park. In 1926, Cubs Park becomes Wrigley Field. Philip K. Wrigley assumes control after father's death in 1932. In 1977, William Wrigley takes over the club after the death of his father, Philip. 1921
Charles Weeghman, a team owner in the defunct Federal League, and nine others purchase the Cubs from Charles Taft and move them to Weeghman Park at the corner of Clark and Addison. 1916
Charles Taft buys the Cubs from Charles Murphy. 1914
Cincinnati Times-Star owner Charles Taft finances Charles Murphy's $125,000 purchase of the Cubs. 1905
Cubs president James Hart purchases the club from Albert Spalding. 1902
Former player, sporting goods tycoon and team president Albert Spalding takes over as owner after William A. Hulbert dies. 1882
The Chicago White Stockings, owned by William A. Hulbert, become one of eight charter members of the National League. Hulbert also serves as president of the new league. 1876