Cubs win it all in 1907

On Octocber 12, 1907, the Chicago Cubs shut out the Detroit Tigers, 2-0,  at Bennett Park in Detroit to become world champions.

Game one ended with a 3-3 tie after 12 innings at the West Side Grounds in Chicago. The Cubs took game two with a 3-1 victory and won game three, 5-1 at home. The tournament moved to Detroit for game four where the Cubs took a 6-1 victory.

The Cubs roster boasted the infamous double play trio, shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers and first baseman Frank ChanceMordecai “Three Finger” Brown, who lost a finger in a farm accident as a child and is best remembered for his curveball, took the mound for the Cubs in their game five victory.

The Tigers had names like Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford.

The Tigers were able to get their revenge in 1945 as the two teams met in the championship series. The rematch was also the last time the Cubs found their way to the championship series. The Cubs are currently working behind pitcher Jake Arrieta to take the National League Division Series from the rival St. Louis Cardinals and get one step closer to putting an end to the curse.

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