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In a dramatic and historic World Series, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in extra innings following a rain delay in game 7. This ends the 108 year drought for the historic Chicago franchise, whose last World Series win was in 1908. To put into perspective how long ago that was, here’s what was going on in America in 1908.
The last time before the Cubs won the World Series…
26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt.
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Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States. Yes, the same guy who has been on Mount Rushmore for generations already.
A 46th star was added to the American flag representing Oklahoma. New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii had not received the Old Glory treatment yet.
Henry Ford produced the first Model T automobile. I guess horse and buggy were still being used in the streets outside of Wrigley Field.
Come to think of it, Wrigley Field didn’t even exist.
Just after the Cubbies’ World Series win, Republican William Howard Taft defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan for the Presidency. Statistically, this means we can expect Trump to win knowing a Republican wins when the Cubs do.
The 108 year old drought was the longest in professional sports history, let alone baseball. With their loss last night, the Cleveland Indians now hold the longest drought in baseball, their last win being in 1948. Maybe we will live to see a day when the Indians break that record, putting them around 2057 for a World Series. Or, maybe the lovable losers in Chicago don’t mind waiting until 2124 for their next one.
Who knows where America will be by then.