On Octocber 12, 1907, the Chicago Cubs shut out the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, at Bennett Park in Detroit to become World Series champions.
Game one was called a tie, 3-3, after 12 innings at the West Side Grounds in Chicago. The Cubs won games two and three at home, 3-1 and 5-1 respectively. Players traveled to Detroit where the Cubs took game four, 6-1.
The Cubs roster boasted the infamous double play trio, shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers and first baseman Frank Chance. A pitcher who lost part of a finger in a farm incident Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown, who is remembered for his curveball led the team to victory in game five.
The Tigers were able to seek revenge in 1945 when the two teams had a World Series rematch. It was the last time the Cubs found their way to the championship series.
The Cubs are currently stacked with an all-star cast. They won their third game against the San Francisco Giants for the National League Conference Series and look to face ether the Los Angeles Dodgers of Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series. Fans have been blaming curses for years and hopefully, this will truly be the year.
Magic number is 8!!!!!!!
Here’s to you, Harry, Ron and Ernie, three of the biggest Cubs fans who are no longer with us.
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