It’s Been a Long Time: What’s Happened Since the Last Time the Cubs Won a World Series?

How big a deal is it that the Cubs won the World Series? Consider what has happened since the last time the Cubs won it.

By Josh Hess

Winning the World Series is always the main goal for a team during the baseball season. For the Chicago Cubs, winning a World Series has eluded them for 108 years, and their last World Series appearance was in 1945.

In the time between the last Cubs’ World Series and their appearance in this World Series, a lot of things have changed. The first thing is that the United States has fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq War, and the Afghanistan War. The first man has landed on the moon. Eleven amendments have been added to the Constitution. There have been 16  United States Presidents. The Titanic was built, it set sail, was sunk, and re-discovered.

A lot of things have happened in baseball over the 108 years without a Cubs’ World Series. The Cubs have played 15,000 games. Wrigley Field has been built and become the second oldest baseball stadium. When the Cubs won the World Series in 1908 only nine baseball teams existed. The Cubs have had a total of 58 managers in the 108 years. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees have played a total of 153 games in the World Series since the last Cubs’ World Series game.

The other sports teams in Chicago have won a total of 24 combined championships. The Chicago Bulls were created 58 years after the Cubs’ last World Series and they have won six championships. The Cubs had a tough century of baseball, and their drought has finally ended with a Game 7 win in the 2016 World Series. Looking ahead, if the Cubs were not to win another World Series for a 108, years it would be the year 2124.


No photo credit necessary for the photo of the 1908 World Series Cubs, because copyright only applies for 100 years.

One thought on “It’s Been a Long Time: What’s Happened Since the Last Time the Cubs Won a World Series?

  1. Great article! Really enjoyed the history lesson and the feelings ogre antes you inspired in me with the Cubs victory.

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