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curse By Bennie, Lara and Renee August 16, 2008 THE CURSE From 1876 to 1945 The Chicago cubs were one of the most successful baseball team in the country. What’s wrong after 1945!!!??? The Cubs is cursed “ Curse of The Billy Goat” CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT

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curse

curse

By Bennie, Lara and Renee

August 16, 2008

the curse
THE CURSE

From 1876 to 1945

The Chicago cubs were one of the most successful baseball team in the country.

What’s wrong after 1945!!!???

The Cubs is cursed

“Curse of The Billy Goat”

curse of the billy goat
CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT

About a guy with his pet, a goat cursed the Chicago Cubs

FUNNY OR REAL????

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CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT

VS

2 : 1

October 6th, 1945

a sad day in Cubs history

Game 4 of the World Series

Cubs needed to win 2 of the next 4 games played at Wrigley Field

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CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT

William Sianis, nicknamed “Billy Goat”

His pet goat named “Murphy”

One for himself

One for his goat, Murphy

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CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT

Philip Knight Wrigley was the Cubs owner

the curse words
THE CURSE WORDS

Billy Goat placed a curse upon the Cubs

“The Cubs ain't gonna win no more. The Cubs will never win a World Series so long as the goat is not allowed in Wrigley Field.”

Finally the Cubs lost the 1945 World Series

incidents following the curse
INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE

The black cat (1969)

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INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE

Right under Leon’s legs (1984)

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Incidents following the curse

Who is Steve Bartman?

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INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE

October, 14, 2003, Chicago Cubs vs Florida Marlins.

Heading into the eighth inning with a 3-0 lead over the Florida Marlins, Cubs fans began to celebrate what would be their first trip to the World Series since 1945.

Cub’s players Mark Prior pitching, Luis Castillo batting with one out and Juan Pierre standing on second base.

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INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE

Millions of Cubs fans were

Devastated by the loss and

furious at Bartman.

statistic
Statistic
  • Post-Curse 1946-2003
  • World Series Victories:
    • None
  • World Series Appearances:
    • None
  • Pennants:
    • None
  • Pre-Curse 1876-1945
  • World Series Victories:
    • 1907, 1908
  • Championship Titles
    • 1876, 1880-82, 1885-86
  • World Series Appearances:
    • 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945
  • Pennants:
    • 1876, 1880-82, 1885-86, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945
attempts to break the curse
Attempts to break the curse
  • Bring a goat out on the field
  • Destroy the steave Bartman ball
  • Hanging butchered goat
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ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THE CURSE

4.Buying break the curse items and bring it along.

Break The Curse.mht

Artifishall Cubs try to break curse by bringing jackass into the locker room before game.mht

summary
SUMMARY

The phenomenon of the billy goat curse is just a legend? Could it be real?