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Eight Cubs Out?

Postby O.J. » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:27 am

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/n ... id=6396358

Should the Cubs' World Series drought be a mere 93 years, rather than 103?
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Re: Eight Cubs Out?

Postby scratch » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:20 am

O.J. wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=6396358

Should the Cubs' World Series drought be a mere 93 years, rather than 103?


It was a book in 2010:
The original curse : did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series to Babe Ruth's Red Sox and incite the Black Sox Scandal? by Sean Deveney ; foreword by Ken Rosenthal.
ISBN: 9780071629973

Used copies are probably available on Amazon or at Frugal Muse, etc. The book isn't all that convincing, but it's an interesting story. It also reports the suspicions about Connie Mack's great Philadelphia A's team of the 1910s throwing an earlier series. That was the "$100,000 infield" team that included Eddie Collins, who was one of the 1919 White Sox and was widely thought not to be on the take in 1919. CW has always been that Mack broke up that As team because their salary demands got too high after they had so much success, but maybe not.
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