Posted January 13, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Chicago Cubs Introduce First Mascot In 112 Year History [Photo]

The Chicago Cubs have been in existence for 112 years.

In all of those 112 years, the team never had a mascot…until now.

Cubs introduced “Clark,” today their new mascot. Fans don’t worry, they are not changing the look of the team, or taking out the ivy from the outfild wall.

“Clark” is being introduced to give more entertainment for the kids that go to Wrigley Field. He is named after one of the streets that the stadium seems to be on.

From the Cubs’ official press release:

After consistently hearing through survey feedback and fan interviews that the Cubs and Wrigley Field needed more family-friendly entertainment, the team surveyed fans and held focus groups with fans of different ages to determine the interest and benefits of introducing an official mascot. The appetite for more family-friendly initiatives became clear, and the concept of a mascot who interacts in the community, engages with young fans and is respectful of the game was widely supported.

Clark will serve that very role as a champion for Cubs Charities’ mission of targeting improvements in health and wellness, fitness and education for children and families at risk. Young fans will see him at schools during Cubs Caravan or Cubs on the Move Fitness Program visits; hospital appearances like his debut visit to Advocate Illinois Masonic; and a number of family-focused Cubs events such as Cubs Convention or Catch in the Confines.

What do you think about “Clark?”