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Today's Card ... Frank Chance --- 1908
October 20-21, 2014
As the 2014 World Series opens, Chicago
Cub fans are reminded of their long tenure
of suffering, as Frank Chance was the
LAST Cubs manager to guide the franchise
to a World Championship--- in 1908.
The Cubbies downed the Tigers four games
to one in the '08 Fall Classic. Since then the
franchise lined up for the World Series in
1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938 and
1945; only to lose.
And the cry goes out in Chicago... "Wait
until next year!"
Editor's Note: In the 1908 Series, Chance
would pace the Cubs with a .421 average
and five stolen bases. Modiecai "Three
Fingers" Brown and Orval Overall each
notched two victories.
The right-hander would go 108-71, 2.23 in
seven seasons for the Reds and Cubs
between 1905 and 1913. He led the NL in
strikeouts in 1909 (205) and twice led the
Senior Circuit in shutouts (1907 with eight
and 1909 with nine).