Still Haunted by Murphy the Billy Goat?

70 years ago, Billy “Goat” Sianis brought his pet goat, Murphy, to the game, hoping to bring his team good luck. Since then, several “Murphys” have horned their way into the legacy of The Billy Goat Curse. Check out this article that chronicles all of the events that have included “Murphy”, from David Murphy to…

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How to Win a Ring.

On October 15, 1974, The Oakland A’s were preparing for Game 3 of the World Series. They had just lost game 2 to the Dodgers, when owner Charles O. Finley invited Sam and his goat to the game. The A’s went on to win 3 straight games and their third straight World Series Championship. See…

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The Goat Means Good Luck!

The goat brings good luck when he is let in, but very bad luck when he is denied. The last time Sam and his goat were denied at a Chicago Cubs game was in 2003 – The Bartman Game. The goat brings good luck when he is let in, but very bad luck when he…

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The Billy Goat Curse Turns 70!

October 6th 1945, a sad day in Cubs history. The Cubs entered game four of the World Series leading the Detroit Tigers 2 games to 1, and needing to win only two of the next four games played at Wrigley Field. A local Greek, William “Billy Goat” Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern and a…

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The Ex-Cub Factor.

Here’s some more proof that The Billy Goat Curse is real! Did you know that over 40 former players have gone on to win the World Series after leaving the Cubs? These players include: Andy Pafko (who, coincidentally, played in the 1945 World Series as a member of the Cubs) Gene Baker Smoky Burgess Don Hoak…

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