The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series was 1908. Before World War One.
Their last appearance in the World Series was 1945…as World War Two was coming to an end. And since then, a goat was the source of blame for absence in post-season play.
The Curse of the Billy Goat was supposedly placed on the franchise in 1945 by Billy Sianis…owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, who insisted on taking the bar’s mascot to the games at Wrigley Field. Because the odor of his pet goat, Murphy, was bothering other fans, Mr. Sianis was asked to leave during game four of the ’45 World Series. Outraged, Sianis allegedly declared “Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win no more,” which has been interpreted to mean that either the Cubs would never win another National League Pennant or else that they would never again win a World Series.
71 years later (and on the 46th anniversary of the death of Billy Sianis), the Chicago Cubs have won the National League pennant, and will play the Cleveland Indians for baseball’s grand title.
Dorothy Farrell has been sitting in the first row at Chicago Cubs home games since 1984. Naturally, she’s pretty happy with her team.
She told a FOX-tv reporter HOW she planned on celebrating the win: