The last time the baseball team Chicago Cubs won, the first World War hasn’t started yet. Women were not allowed to vote, and the television wasn’t invented yet.
The Chicago Cubs have won Major League Baseball's World Series, ending the longest title drought in the game. Manager Joe Maddon's team beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings to scoop the top prize in world baseball. A feat the team hasn’t achieved for more than a century!
The last time the Cubs were crowned champions was in 1908, 108 years ago, when they beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1.
In 1945, a curse was placed on the team by local bar owner Billy Sianis. He swore the team would not win baseball's biggest prize after he and his goat were thrown out of a game. Because the odor of his pet goat, Murphy, was bothering other fans, Sianis was asked to leave Wrigley Field, the Cubs' home ballpark, during game 4 of the 1945 World Series. Outraged, Sianis allegedly declared, "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more,"
Until this year! "There's no more curse now, the goat is history," said a Cubs fan moments after victory had been achieved.
It also sparked wild celebrations in the streets of Chicago, with fans congregating outside the team's Wrigley Field home. Many of them took turns writing their names and words of congratulations in chalk on Wrigley's brick walls.
"I can't even explain how I feel right now. This is so epic. I've waited my whole life for this.”! said another fan.
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