One of the most famous “curses” in sports history was finally broken on November 2, 2016, when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908. Back in 1908 when the Cubs last won, Theodore Roosevelt was President, Ford introduced the Model T automobile, and the baseball anthem “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was written.
The last time the Cubs were even in the World Series was 71 years ago in 1945. It was during game 4 of this World Series that the “curse” was supposedly placed on the team. According to legend, the owner of the Billy Goat Tavern brought his pet goat to the game at Wrigley Field in Chicago – but was asked to leave because of the goat’s smell. Enraged, he cursed the team, saying they would never win again. The so-called “Billy Goat Curse” was finally vanquished in 2016.
In the 2016 World Series, the Cubs played the Cleveland Indians – who themselves had not won a World Series since 1948. Incredibly, the Cubs came back from 3 games to 1 down to force a decisive game 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. In that game, the Cubs led 6-3 after six innings, but the Indians came back to tie 6-6 and force extra innings. In the 10th inning, the Cubs scored two runs to the Indians’ one … and started a national celebration for the “hard luck” Cubs.
Own a Piece of Cubs History!
Now, for the first time, you can join the festivities with official Chicago Cubs World Series championship commemoratives … a phrase that die-hard fans never thought they’d ever hear! Even if you’re not a Chicago Cubs fan, you’ll want to own a piece of one of the greatest stories in sports history.
Check out these stunning commemoratives!