Eight Things That Have Happened Since The Cubs Last Won the World Series
It was 1908, and it was a long time ago. Maybe it was the year one of your grandparents or great grandparents were born. For the folks in Chicago it was the last time their beloved Cubbies were called World Series Champions.
1908 -- just 108 years, that's all. For Chicago Cub fans it seems like an eternity. Now I know Boston Red Sox fans can relate to a long drought, but the Sox only dated back to 1918, and they finally won it all in 2004, that only 86 years, 22 years less then Chicago's drought.
Well thanks to the folks at bleacherreport.com look at some of the things that have happened since the last time the Cubs won it all.
- There were only 46 states, we've had 18 different presidents and 11 amendments have been added to the Constitution.
- The Eiffel Tower in Paris was the tallest building in the world, The Titanic was built, set sail, sank, and was re-discovered.
- Consumer radio hadn't been invented . . . and neither had paper cups, , bras, hairdryers, hearing aids, penicillin, sun tan lotion, and ballpoint pens.
- The team didn't have plastic helmets, because plastic was still being invented.
- We were still four decades away from Jackie Robinson's arrival on the Dodgers, so when Dexter Fowler leads off for the Cubs tomorrow, he'll be the first African American to play for the Cubs in a World Series.
- The New York Yankees have won the World Series 27 times since the Cubs last won.
- 14 new baseball teams have been added to the Major Leagues. In 1908, Cleveland had a team, but they were called the Cleveland Naps.
- And finally, a World Series win will easily be the best thing since sliced bread for Cubs fans, because the last time the Cubs won, sliced bread didn't exist.
Here's what it looked and sounded like outside of Wrigley Field on Saturday Night when the Cubs became National League Champs for the first time since 1945.
Cubs Super Fan say's she'll celebrate with Jägermeister.
The 2016 World Series starts Tuesday night in Cleveland. The first World Series game since 1945 at Wrigley Field is scheduled for Friday Night. (Game 3)