Cubs History: Overall Shuts Out the Tigers, Cubs Win the 1908 World Series

The Chicago Cubs became the first back-to-back World Series Champions after Orval Overall won his second game of the series. Overall threw a three-hit complete game shutout and a first inning RBI by Frank Chance would prove to be the difference in the game. Orval Overall worked around four walks and a wild pitch by […]

Cubs History: Mordecai Brown Tosses a Shutout, Cubs Take a Commanding Lead in the Series

Mordecai ‘Three Finger’ Brown won his second game of the 1908 World Series with a complete game four-hit shutout. Brown was 29-9 with a 1.47 ERA in 1908. Brown threw over 312 innings and recorded 27 complete games in 31 starts and he also made 13 appearances out of Frank Chance’s bullpen that season. The […]

Cubs History: Cubs Drop Game Three of The Series

The Tigers bounced back in game three of the 1908 World Series at West Side Grounds in Chicago behind a complete game by George Mullin. The Tigers’ right-hander was 17-13 in the regular season with 26 complete games. Jack ‘The Giant Killer’ Pfiester took the hill for Frank Chance. Pfiester was a 12-game winner in […]

Cubs History: Cubs Use Six-Run Eighth to Take a Two Game Lead in Series

Game Two of the 1908 World Series shifted to the West Side Grounds in Chicago and was dominated by both starting pitchers. Orval Overall made the start for Frank Chance a day after pitching a third of an inning in relief. Hughie Jennings went with 18-game winner Bill Donovan. Both pitchers threw a complete game […]

Cubs History: Cubs Big Ninth Inning Leads to Game One Win Over Tigers

The year was 1908 and it was the first time the ball was dropped in New York, the first time Mother’s Day was celebrated and the last time the Cubs won the World Series. The year is embedded in the mind of every Cubs fan but do you know how they won their second World […]

Crazy Eights

With tomorrow being the first day of 2008, the mainstream media will undoubtedly begin reminding the Faithful, on seemingly a daily basis, why this year is significant to the Chicago Cubs. While many organizations celebrate such anniversaries, it is safe to say there probably will not be any references to the accomplishment from a century […]