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The Cubs: 99 years of misery

Ever since the Cubs won back-to-back titles in 1907-08 things haven't fared so well. Story

Updated: March 28, 2008, 5:37 PM ET
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Tinker to Evers to Chance. The Homer in the Gloamin'. Let's play two. Three Finger, Gabby, Swish, Leo the Lip, Slammin' Sammy.

The black cat.

Leon Durham.

Bartman.

At one time, the Chicago Cubs were baseball's preeminent franchise. Of course, that goes back just a few years. The 1906 club won a record 116 games. The Cubs won the World Series in 1907 and 1908. And then came 99 seasons of heartbreak and futility, misery and hope, bad players and ...

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