Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cubtober 14th

Chicago Cubs fans have had better Octobers than October 2009. Here are a few examples of years where they were still following the team in October, and why.

On this date in 1908 the Cubs won their final World Series championship. They beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in front of the smallest World Series crowd in history (a still record 6210). The horse of the Cubs staff, Orval Overall, won the game--a 3-hit gem.

The game winning run was knocked in by the manager/first baseman of the Cubs; the Peerless Leader Frank Chance.

Read all about the series here.

On this date in 2003, the Cubs experienced one of the most painful moments in their history. It is now known as "The Bartman Game." With Mark Prior on the mound and the Cubs only five outs away from their first World Series since 1945, disaster struck.

Fox-32 reporter Dane Placko was there and tells the story...