curse By Bennie, Lara and Renee August 16, 2008
THE CURSE From 1876 to 1945 The Chicago cubs were one of the most successful baseball team in the country. What’s wrong after 1945!!!??? The Cubs is cursed “Curse of The Billy Goat”
CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT About a guy with his pet, a goat cursed the Chicago Cubs FUNNY OR REAL????
CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT VS 2 : 1 October 6th, 1945 a sad day in Cubs history Game 4 of the World Series Cubs needed to win 2 of the next 4 games played at Wrigley Field
CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT William Sianis, nicknamed “Billy Goat” His pet goat named “Murphy” One for himself One for his goat, Murphy
CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT Philip Knight Wrigley was the Cubs owner
THE CURSE WORDS Billy Goat placed a curse upon the Cubs “The Cubs ain't gonna win no more. The Cubs will never win a World Series so long as the goat is not allowed in Wrigley Field.” Finally the Cubs lost the 1945 World Series
The World Series Trophy would become just a dream for the Chicago Cubs
INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE The black cat (1969)
INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE Right under Leon’s legs (1984)
INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE STEVE BARTMAN(2003)
Incidents following the curse Who is Steve Bartman?
INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE October, 14, 2003, Chicago Cubs vs Florida Marlins. Heading into the eighth inning with a 3-0 lead over the Florida Marlins, Cubs fans began to celebrate what would be their first trip to the World Series since 1945. Cub’s players Mark Prior pitching, Luis Castillo batting with one out and Juan Pierre standing on second base.
INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE CURSE Millions of Cubs fans were Devastated by the loss and furious at Bartman.
Statistic • Post-Curse 1946-2003 • World Series Victories: • None • World Series Appearances: • None • Pennants: • None • Pre-Curse 1876-1945 • World Series Victories: • 1907, 1908 • Championship Titles • 1876, 1880-82, 1885-86 • World Series Appearances: • 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945 • Pennants: • 1876, 1880-82, 1885-86, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945
Attempts to break the curse • Bring a goat out on the field • Destroy the steave Bartman ball • Hanging butchered goat
ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THE CURSE 4.Buying break the curse items and bring it along. Break The Curse.mht Artifishall Cubs try to break curse by bringing jackass into the locker room before game.mht
SUMMARY The phenomenon of the billy goat curse is just a legend? Could it be real?