Curse of the Billy Goat
Sports curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball franchise in 1945, by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis.- Curse of the Billy Goat
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Best-of-seven playoff in which the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League pennant and the right to play in the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians.
The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in the World Series in seven games, after overcoming a 3–1 series deficit, winning their first World Series championship in 108 years, ending the Curse of the Billy Goat.
Chain of taverns located in Chicago, Illinois.
Its restaurants are based on the original Billy Goat Tavern founded in 1934 by Billy Sianis, a Greek immigrant.
The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two.
The Cubs, who last won in, won the National League but lost the Series in 1918, , , , , and , allegedly stymied by the infamous Curse of the Billy Goat imposed during that latter Series.
Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 7 to 15 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs and the wild-card qualifying Florida Marlins.
There were some odd events leading up to the disastrous 8th inning that many Cubs fans call bad omens of The Curse of the Billy Goat, which most notably include Bernie Mac altering "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" from "root for the Cubbies" to "root for the champs."
American newspaper columnist from Chicago.
Through his columns, Royko helped make his favorite after-work bar, the Billy Goat Tavern, famous, and popularized the curse of the Billy Goat.
Played between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs from October 2 to 7.
Chicago took a 2–0 lead in the series, but San Diego prevailed after rebounding to win three straight, which contributed to the popular mythology of the "Curse of the Billy Goat" on the Cubs.
American professional baseball team based in Miami.
The incident with Steve Bartman and a come-from-behind win in Wrigley Field in Game 7 helped the Marlins capture their second NL pennant, keeping the "Curse of the Billy Goat" alive and well.
1989 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis from a screenplay by Bob Gale and a story by both.
In the 2015 scene, the film imagines the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series against the fictional Miami-based Gators, referring to the Cubs' longstanding failure to win a championship.
American former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for 10 seasons.
Some Cub fans believe the Gatorade spilled on Durham's glove amounted to a curse, similar to the goat and Bartman curses of Cub lore.
Controversial play that occurred during a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins on October 14, 2003, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, during Major League Baseball's 2003 postseason.
He faced further harassment from fans and the media after the Cubs' loss in the series, as he was scapegoated for the continuation of the team's then 95-year championship drought.