On October 6, 1945 — 1945 – A goat and its owner make an appearance at Wrigley Field for Game 4 of the World Series. The pair is told to leave before the game ends, angering the owner. The Chicago Cubs lose to the Detroit Tigers, 4 – 1. Detroit will go on to win the Series in seven games and the Cubs won’t win another National League championship for the rest of the 20th century. A belief that the Cubs were cursed by the goat will eventually develop.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference October 6
National Pastime October 6
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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