The curse of the billy goat was a sports related curse that was supposedly placed on the chicago cubs major league baseball mlb franchise in 1945 by billy goat tavern owner william sianis the curse lasted 71 years from 1945 to 2016. The chicago cubs dropped game 4 a defeat that evened the series at 2 2 the detroit tigers eventually won the championship in seven games and the curse of the billy goat was born. A few more of those details would have served the chicago cubs story of a curse well but theres plenty enough illumination to wow casual baseball fans and engage even the hardest core cubs fan. A terrific book about the history of the chicago cubs and the curse of the billy goat which supposedly prevented the cubs from reaching the world series for decades the book is full of stories that are funny entertaining tragic and otherwise. Story of a curse and the cubs curse killer author rich cohen makes a persuasive and entertaining case that for cubs fans the curse was one of the core beliefs that held the universe steady
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