On October 10, 1945, the Detroit Tigers won 9-3 in the seventh and final game of the World Series over the Chicago Cubs, who have not returned to the championship series since.
The Tigers won the ’45 world series four games to three with game seven at Wrigley field in Chicago. The Tigers got a head start when they scored five runs in the first.
The Tigers had nine hits and one error while the Cubs had 10. Hall Newhouser pitched all nine innings and won the game for the Tigers. The Cubs started Hank Borowy and Paul Derringer relieved him after facing three batters and allowing one run.
Chicago has come to blame a billy goat, a black cat and a man who just wanted to catch a foul ball for the teams inability to find their way to the World Series since this game. It is almost statistically impossible for this to have happened, so like in many other sports, fans find scapegoats.
Sheer luck could also be to blame, but either way countless fans have been born and passed on without seeing their favorite team get to baseball’s promised land. Hopefully, this year, the ‘lovable losers’ will end the drought and start a new era for the north side of Chicago. #FlyTheW Magic number is 9 and hopefully tonight it will be 8!