On October 10, 1945 —  The Detroit Tigers score five runs in the 1st inning of Game 7 of the World Series, and rout the Cubs, 9 – 3, behind Hal Newhouser, who strikes out 10 to win the World Championship. The Cubs will not play another World Series game in the 20th century.

The Cubs went with the overworked Borowy, who lasted just three batters, each of whom singled, the last of which scoring a run. Paul Derringer replaced him, intentionally walked Roy Cullenbine with one out to load the bases, then one out later, walked Jimmy Outlaw before Paul Richards cleared the bases with a three-run double. The Cubs got a run in the bottom of the first on Phil Cavarretta’s RBI single with two on off Hal Newhouser, but in the second, Derringer allowed a two-out single, then three consecutive walks to force in another run. The Cubs got another run run in the fourth when Cavaretta singled and scored on Andy Pafko’s triple. In the seventh, Cullenbine drew a leadoff walk off Paul Erickson and scored on Paul Richards’s two-out double. Next inning, Skeeter Webb drew a leadoff walk off Claude Passeau and scored on Eddie Mayo’s double. After moving to third on a groundout, he scored on Hank Greenberg’s sacrifice fly. The Cubs scored just one more run in the bottom of the inning on Bill Richardson’s RBI double with two on as Newhouser pitched a complete game to give the Tigers the championship.

The Tigers would not make another World Series appearance until 1968, while the Cubs would not do so until 2016.

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