when was the last time the cubs were in the world series
The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series championship since 1908 — a stretch of bad luck which some people, jokingly or not, attribute to the aforementioned Curse of the Billy Goat – although between their postseason appearance in 1984 and their most recent in 2016, they have made the postseason eight times
The Cubs are in the World Series for the first time since 1945.
However, the Cubs didn’t win the World Series in 1945. The last time the Cubs won the World Series was in 1908, when they defeated the New York Giants.
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With mostly the same roster, Chicago won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first Major League club to play three times in the Fall Classic and the first to win it twice.
On September 23, 1908, the Cubs and New York Giants were involved in a tight pennant race. The two clubs were tied in the bottom of the ninth inning at the Polo Grounds, and N.Y. had runners on first and third and two outs when Al Bridwell singled, scoring Moose McCormick from third with the Giants’ apparent winning run, but the runner on first base, rookie Fred Merkle, left the field without touching second base. As fans swarmed the field, Cub infielder Johnny Evers retrieved the ball and touched second. Since there were two outs, a forceout was called at second base, ending the inning and the game. Because of the tie the Giants and Cubs ended up tied for first place. The Giants lost the ensuing one-game playoff and the Cubs went on to the World Series.
An album entitled Take Me Out to a Cubs Game was released in 2008. It is a collection of 17 songs and other recordings related to the team, including Harry Caray’s final performance of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on September 21, 1997, the Steve Goodman song mentioned above, and a newly recorded rendition of “Talkin’ Baseball” (subtitled “Baseball and the Cubs”) by Terry Cashman. The album was produced in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Cubs’ 1908 World Series victory and contains sounds and songs of the Cubs and Wrigley Field.
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