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The Curse of the Billy Goat was a sports-related curse supposed...

wikipedia - 07 Nov 2016
The Curse of the Billy Goat was a sports-related curse supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball franchise in 1945 by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis that lasted in a 71-year period from 1945 to 2016. Because the odor of his pet goat, named Murphy, was bothering other fans, Sianis was asked to leave Wrigley Field, the Cubs' home ballpark, during game 4 of the 1945 World Series. Outraged, Sianis allegedly declared, "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more," which had been inte
curse of the billy goat

Longest stretches between WS appearances

MLB.com - 17 Oct 2018
Chicago made it back to the Series just once in '45, losing to the Tigers in a seven-game series that spawned that famous Curse of the Billy Goat. Then the drought really began, as the Cubs notably blew commanding leads in both the '84 and 2003 ...
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

UPI.com - 06 Oct 2018
In 1945, the Curse of the Billy Goat was placed on the Chicago Cubs when Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat were ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the World Series because his pet goat's strong odor. The curse ended in 2016, when the Cubs ...
curse of the billy goat

Johnson column: Can Indian Trail break the "Franklin Curse?"

Kenosha News - 28 Sep 2018
The Boston Red Sox overcame “The Curse of the Bambino” to finally win a World Series in 2004. The Chicago Cubs put to rest “The Billy Goat Curse” by winning it all in 2016. Can the Indian Trail football team break “The Curse of the Franklin Sabers ...
curse of the billy goat

Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon deserves to return to manage in 2019

Call to the Pen - 04 Oct 2018
Since his arrival, the Cubs have not won fewer than 92 games in a season, and they even won the World Series in 2016, ending the Curse of the Billy Goat for good. Yes, one could say that Maddon made mistakes during the Wild Card Game. Sending Jason ...
curse of the billy goat

Bartman 2.0? The return of the curse? Begone!

Chicago Tribune - 27 Sep 2018
The curse tavern owner Billy Sianis placed on the Cubs during the 1945 World Series after the team wouldn't let him bring his goat into Wrigley Field. The black cat that walked in front of the Cubs dugout at Shea Stadium in 1969, in the midst of the ...
curse of the billy goat

Cursed Cubs: 7 Bad Trades, 7 Bad Signings And 7 Bad Draft Picks

TheSportster - 26 Sep 2018
When it comes to hexes in the world of sports, few are as infamous as the “Curse of the Billy Goat.” advertising. As legend has it, the curse began back in 1945, when a bar owner by the name of William Sianis was asked to leave, due to the unpleasant ...
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The Chicago Cubs' billy goat curse, explained

USA TODAY - 25 Oct 2016
Once the Curse of the Bambino --- the legend based off the Boston Red Sox's trade of slugger Babe Ruth --- was shredded as Boston broke its title drought by winning the 2004 World Series, the Billy Goat curse became baseball's inarguable top hex.
curse of the billy goat

What is the Chicago Cubs' billy goat curse?

CNN - 29 Oct 2016
Legend has it a Chicago tavern owner named Bill "Billy Goat" Sianis pronounced a curse on the club on October 6 -- just a couple months after the end of the war. Sianis went to Wrigley to cheer on his beloved Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in the Fall ...
curse of the billy goat

Horse racing: Saddled with curse, Justify goes for Kentucky win

Reuters - 04 May 2018
With the Boston Red Sox having exorcised the 86-year-old “Curse of the Bambino” by winning the World Series in 2004 and the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 Fall Classic to end the 108- year “Curse of the Billy Goat”, the “Curse of Apollo” stands as one ...
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What is the Curse of the Billy Goat?

Newsday - 25 Oct 2016
The curse was placed upon the Cubs by a local tavern owner named Billy Sianis. According to Legacy.com, Sianis found a baby goat outside his tavern not long after purchasing it. Sianis nursed the goat to health, grew a goatee, named the goat Murphy and ...
curse of the billy goat

25 Mysteries of the West

Cowboys and Indians - 05 Oct 2018
Historians at the Billy the Kid Museum in Hico still maintain Roberts' matching scars and knowledge that only the Kid could have had are proof Garrett might have passed off another man's body as that of the ultimate Old West outlaw. ...
curse of the billy goat

There are no curses or super powers in the World Cup

Washington Post - 29 Jun 2018
Closer to home, we have the Curse of the Billy Goat foretelling in 1945: “Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more.” They didn't triumph in the World Series for 71 long years after that. Fast forward to the World Cup, where four-time winner Germany got ...
curse of the billy goat

Has the Cubs' billy goat hex been lifted? Bill Sianis says no

Chicago Tribune - 26 Oct 2016
It's a raging debate among fans — has the curse of the billy goat been definitively lifted now that the Chicago Cubs have finally made it back to the World Series? Or do they have to win the Fall Classic, too, to be rid of the hex bar owner William ...

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