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The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...


The Tigers won the Series, 4 games to 3, giving them their second championship, their first since 1935. This is where the Curse of the Billy Goat was made, and was the last time the Chicago Cubs were in the Fall Classic. The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The Curse of the Billy Goat, or Billy Goat Curse is the name of an urban myth, superstition, used to explain the World Series drought that Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs have had to endure since their last appearance in the 1945 World Series, and their last World Series... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...

Paul Richards picked up 4 runs batted in in the 7th game of the series, to lead the Tigers to the 9-3 game win, and 4-3 series win. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Paul Rapier Richards (November 21, 1908 - May 4, 1986) was an American player, manager, scout and executive in Major League Baseball. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


Managers: Steve O'Neill (Detroit), Charlie Grimm (Chicago) Stephen Francis ONeill (July 6, 1891 - January 26, 1962) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Charlie Grimm (August 28, 1898 - November 15, 1983), was a popular major league baseball first baseman and manager, sometime radio broadcaster, and generally a goodwill ambassador for baseball. ...


Umpires: Bill Summers (AL), Lou Jorda (NL), Art Passarella (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL) William Reed Summers (November 10, 1895 - September 12, 1966) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1933 to 1959. ... John Bertrand Jocko Conlan (December 6, 1899 - April 16, 1989) was a player, and more famously an umpire, in Major League Baseball. ...

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Summary

AL Detroit Tigers (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (3) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...

Game Score Date Attendance
1 Chicago 9, Detroit 0 October 3 54,637
2 Detroit 4, Chicago 1 October 4 53,636
3 Chicago 3, Detroit 0 October 5 55,500
4 Detroit 4, Chicago 1 October 6 42,923
5 Detroit 8, Chicago 4 October 7 43,463
6 Chicago 8, Detroit 7 (12 innings) October 8 41,708
7 Detroit 9, Chicago 3 October 10 41,590

hello October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ...

Matchups

Game 1, October 3

Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, USA. It hosted the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team for nearly a century before that franchise moved into the new Comerica Park in 2000. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 13 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

WP: Hank Borowy (1-0)  LP: Hal Newhouser (0-1)   Henry Ludwig Hank Borowy (May 12, 1916 - August 23, 2004) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the New York Yankees (1942-45), Chicago Cubs (1945-48), Philadelphia Phillies (1949-50), Pittsburgh Pirates (1950) and Detroit Tigers (1950-51). ... Harold Newhouser (May 20, 1921 - November 10, 1998) was a professional Major League Baseball pitcher of the 1940s and 1950s. ...

HRs:  CHI – Phil Cavarretta (1) Philip Joseph Cavarretta (born July 19, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs for 19 consecutive seasons (1934-1953) and the Chicago White Sox (1954-1955). ...

Game 2, October 4

Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, USA. It hosted the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team for nearly a century before that franchise moved into the new Comerica Park in 2000. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 7 0

WP: Virgil Trucks (1-0)  LP: Hank Wyse (0-1)   Virgil Oliver Trucks (born April 26, 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Henry Washington Wyse (March 1, 1918 - October 22, 2000) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...

HRs:  DET – Hank Greenberg (1) For the insurance mogul nicknamed Hank Greenberg, see Maurice R. Greenberg Henry Benjamin Hank Greenberg (January 1, 1911 - September 4, 1986), nicknamed Hammerin Hank, was an American player in Major League Baseball. ...

Game 3, October 5

Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, USA. It hosted the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team for nearly a century before that franchise moved into the new Comerica Park in 2000. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

WP: Claude Passeau (1-0)  LP: Stubby Overmire (0-1)   Claude William Passeau (April 9, 1909 - August 30, 2003) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...

Game 4, October 6

Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois It has been suggested that Eamus catuli be merged into this article or section. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 1
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1

WP: Dizzy Trout (1-0)  LP: Ray Prim (0-1)   Paul Howard Dizzy Trout (June 29, 1915 – February 28, 1972) was a Major League Baseball pitcher primarily of the Detroit Tigers. ...

Game 5, October 7

Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois It has been suggested that Eamus catuli be merged into this article or section. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 8 11 0
Chicago 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 7 2

WP: Hal Newhouser (1-1)  LP: Hank Borowy (1-1)   Harold Newhouser (May 20, 1921 - November 10, 1998) was a professional Major League Baseball pitcher of the 1940s and 1950s. ... Henry Ludwig Hank Borowy (May 12, 1916 - August 23, 2004) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the New York Yankees (1942-45), Chicago Cubs (1945-48), Philadelphia Phillies (1949-50), Pittsburgh Pirates (1950) and Detroit Tigers (1950-51). ...

Game 6, October 8

Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois It has been suggested that Eamus catuli be merged into this article or section. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 7 13 1
Chicago 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 8 15 3

WP: Hank Borowy (2-1)  LP: Dizzy Trout (1-1)   Henry Ludwig Hank Borowy (May 12, 1916 - August 23, 2004) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the New York Yankees (1942-45), Chicago Cubs (1945-48), Philadelphia Phillies (1949-50), Pittsburgh Pirates (1950) and Detroit Tigers (1950-51). ... Paul Howard Dizzy Trout (June 29, 1915 – February 28, 1972) was a Major League Baseball pitcher primarily of the Detroit Tigers. ...

HRs:  DET – Hank Greenberg (2) For the insurance mogul nicknamed Hank Greenberg, see Maurice R. Greenberg Henry Benjamin Hank Greenberg (January 1, 1911 - September 4, 1986), nicknamed Hammerin Hank, was an American player in Major League Baseball. ...

Game 7, October 10

Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois It has been suggested that Eamus catuli be merged into this article or section. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 9 9 1
Chicago 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 1

WP: Hal Newhouser (2-1)  LP: Hank Borowy (2-2)   Harold Newhouser (May 20, 1921 - November 10, 1998) was a professional Major League Baseball pitcher of the 1940s and 1950s. ... Henry Ludwig Hank Borowy (May 12, 1916 - August 23, 2004) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the New York Yankees (1942-45), Chicago Cubs (1945-48), Philadelphia Phillies (1949-50), Pittsburgh Pirates (1950) and Detroit Tigers (1950-51). ...


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Trivia

  • It is the last time to date that the Chicago Cubs have appeared in the Series as of the 2006 season, the longest pennant drought in MLB history.
  • The Curse of the Billy Goat was allegedly placed on the Cubs during this series. Downtown restaurant owner and Cubs fan "Billy Goat" Sianis wished to bring his pet goat into Wrigley Field. Spectators complained and had the man ejected. In response, believers say he placed a curse on the Cubs that they would never reach the World Series again.
  • Frank Graham jokingly called this Series "the fat men versus the tall men at the office picnic."
  • Warren Brown, when asked who he liked, said, "I don't think either one of them can win it."
  • The Series is again a 3-4 format due to travel restrictions, even though the major combat of the war has actually ended.
  • In an unknowing foreshadowing of their future, the Cubs win two of three in spacious Briggs Stadium but lose three of four in the too-hitter-friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
  • The 1945 World Series is referenced in the Steve Goodman song "A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request" when Goodman says, "The law of averages says, anything will happen that can, but the last time the Cubs won a National League Pennant was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan."

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The Curse of the Billy Goat, or Billy Goat Curse is the name of an urban myth, superstition, used to explain the World Series drought that Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs have had to endure since their last appearance in the 1945 World Series, and their last World Series... William Sianis (c. ... It has been suggested that Eamus catuli be merged into this article or section. ... Warren Brown (January 3, 1894 - November 20, 1978) was an American sportswriter who spent the major portion of his career in Chicago, Illinois. ... Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, USA. It hosted the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team for nearly a century before that franchise moved into the new Comerica Park in 2000. ... It has been suggested that Eamus catuli be merged into this article or section. ... Steve Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) was a Chicago folk music singer and songwriter. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ... The 1904 World Series is a championship series that didnt happen in American Major League Baseball. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... 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The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series. ... The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in 7 games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in the 1919 World Series. ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. ... The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. ... The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees. ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the Milwaukee Braves, who had won their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953. ... In a rematch of the 1957 Series, the 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. ... The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... 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The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1985 World Series, popularly known as the Show-Me Series and the I-70 Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... The 1993 World Series was the second Series in a row played outside the United States of America. ... The 1994 World Series was cancelled on September 14 of that year due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which had begun in August. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture its third World Championship in franchise history (along with 1914 in Boston and 1957 in Milwaukee), and their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Fransisco Giants, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... 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The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ... The 2007 World Series, the 103rd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, is scheduled to begin play on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 and will take place between the winners of the 2007 American League Championship Series and the winners of the 2007 National League Championship Series in Major...


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