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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Yearbook, Oct. 10: Cubs ... in the Series?

By Patrick Dorsey

Oct. 10, 1945: All right, so it's common knowledge that once, long ago, the Chicago Cubs did in fact play in the World Series. Several of them, actually -- and the last game of the last one came on this day 67 years ago.

It didn't end well. With the series against the Detroit Tigers in a Wrigley Field-based seventh game, the visitors scored five in the first and cruised to a 9-3 win. This denied the Cubs their first title since 1908.

Wait 'til next year, indeed.

1945 Chicago Cubs during the World Series
1945 Chicago Cubs against the Tigers during the World Series
Detroit Tigers second baseman Eddie Mayo scores against the Cubs in the 1945 World Series.
Cubs fan sign during the 2012 season