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Murphys Ticket: The Goofy Start and Glorious End of the Chicago Cubs Billy Goat Curse by Brad HerzogFor 108 years, fans of Chicago Cubs baseball suffered every playofff season, with mishap after mishap each being traced back to 1945 when a friendly goat was kicked out of a World Series game. But the 2016 season felt different. Would this finally be the year that the Billy Goat Curse was reversed? Author Brad Herzog tells the story of the curses origin and follows the Cubs right through that fateful November night in 2016 when the Cubbies could finally fly the W.
Curse of the Billy Goat
Tonight, Wrigley Field will host a World Series game for the first time since During Game 4 of that Series, events transpired that would go down in baseball lore for the most unexpected of reasons: a tavern owner, his goat and a curse. By now you know the legend: Chicago tavern owner William Sianis had two tickets to Game 4 of the World Series and tried to use the second ticket for his pet goat, Murphy. The Wrigley Field staff denied entry to the farm animal. Because of course they did!
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws during the first inning of Game 2. Truman, and World War II was coming to an end. The Major League Baseball team was about to be blighted by the billy goat curse. Legend has it a Chicago tavern owner named Bill "Billy Goat" Sianis pronounced a curse on the club on October 6 -- just a couple months after the end of the war. Sianis went to Wrigley to cheer on his beloved Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in the Fall Classic, according to the tavern website, which dedicates a page to the curse.
The Cubs were born the Chicago White Stockings in , one of eight inaugural teams. The team would go on to win the first National league Championship and would become one of sports first dynasties by winning six of the first eleven championship titles , , The following year, after a repeat pennant, they would go on to win their first World Series title in They returned the following year to win their second and last World Series becoming the first team in baseball to win back to back World Series Titles. The Cubs continued their success capturing pennants in , and an astounding four pennants in a ten year span , , ,
The Curse of the Billy Goat. On October 22, , the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers and won the National League pennant for the first time since , arguably breaking the curse. So where did this Curse of the Billy Goat come from anyway?
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Infamous Moments from the Curse of the Billy Goat
Of all of the baseball teams, it seems like the Cubs have the worst "curses". From the curse of the Billy Goat, years without a World Series victory, the black cat incident and Steve Bartman, the Cubs will be known as a heavyweight in the history of sports curses. The Cubs World Series victory was a bit tainted due to the September 23rd game that was declared a tie even though it should have been a Giants victory. Billy Sianis was turned away from the Cubs Tigers World Series game when he tried to bring a goat into the stadium. The story goes that Sianis was so mad that he set a curse on the Cubs, coincidently or maybe not so coincidentally , the Cubs had not returned to the World Series until
The curse lasted 71 years, from to Because the odor of his pet goat , named Murphy, was bothering other fans, Sianis was asked to leave Wrigley Field , the Cubs' home ballpark, during game 4 of the World Series. The Cubs had last won the World Series in After the incident with Sianis and Murphy, the Cubs did not play in the World Series for the next 71 years until, on the 46th anniversary of Billy Sianis's death,  the "curse" was broken when they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5—0 in game 6 of the National League Championship Series to win the NL pennant. The exact nature of Sianis's curse differs in various accounts of the incident. Some state that he declared that no World Series games would ever again be played at Wrigley Field, while others believe that his ban was on the Cubs appearing in the World Series, making no mention of a specific venue.