Lone living Cub in World Series returns to Wrigley
Lone living Cub in World Series returns to Wrigley......Former Chicago Cubs shortstop Lennie Merullo looks to the field before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Lennie Merullo is the only living Cubs player to have played in a World Series..
PITCHER: Detroit Tigers' Ed Summers, 1909. Summers won 22 games in 1908 (also led the league in hit batsmen) and 19 in 1909. He pitched three more years for the Tigers never reaching the same form. He was 0-4 in two World Series.
A "Curse" was placed on the Chicago Cubs in 1945, when Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave a World Series game against the Detroit Tigers at Wrigley because his pet goat smelled to high heaven and the odor bothered the fans. Of course, Sianis was outraged and declared, “Them Cubs, they aren’t gonna win no more.” And alas, the Curse of the Billy Goat remains in effect. The Cubs didn’t win the 1945 World Series. In fact, the team hasn’t won a World Series since 1908.