Chicago Cubs Logo – The Chicago Cubs are a deductible of Baseball Major League Baseball based in Chicago (Illinois, USA). They operate in the Central Division of the National League. The Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908, the longest drought of all franchises of the four major professional circuits in North America. Their last appearance in the great fall classic date of 1945, lost against the Detroit Tigers.
In 1916, the Cubs leave West Side Park they used since 1893 and moved to Wrigley Field, pregnant inaugurated in 1914 originally named Weeghman Park from 1914 to 1920 and then Cubs Field from 1920 to 1926. In 2003, the Cubs lost the National League series against the Florida Marlins in a series of very exciting matches. While the Cubs were leading 3-1 in the series, the Marlins came back from behind to win three consecutive matches, qualifying for the World Series.
In game six, an unusual event occurs in the eighth inning. While Chicago leads 3-0 over Florida, Luis Castillo hits the ball powerfully into the foul territory in left field. Moises Alou, the Cubs outfielder, then jumps to try to catch the ball, and so remove Castillo. But when Alou, eyes on the ball, is about to close his glove to grasp, many spectators spread their arms to try to catch what would become a treasured keepsake. One of them, Steve Bartman, deflects the path of the ball and prevented Alou make the withdrawal. This incident raises the ire of the left fielder and all supporters of the Cubbies. Since the Marlins score eight points and then they kill the Cubs next game, Steve Bartman became the target of anger inflamed supporters disappointed. This event is now recognized as The Inning (La Mancha) to the United States.
In 2007, the Cubs win the Central Division championship of the National League for the second time in five years, but inclient in three games in Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. On 20 September 2008, the Cubs outweigh the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field to clinch first place in the Central Division. With the division title, the Cubs secure a playoff spot post-season for the second consecutive year, which had not happened since the seasons 1906, 1907 and 1908.