108 years ago today: Cubs win first World Series

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As the Cubs prepare to face the Cardinals in perhaps their most important game of the past decade, today marks 108 years since Chicago clinched the 1907 World Series.

Cubs-Cardinals Game 3 first pitch set for 5:07 p.m.With Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown on the mound, Chicago shut out Ty Cobb and the Tigers 2-0 in Game 5 to clinch its first championship.

View image | gettyimages.comAfter Game 1 – a 3-3 tie – was called due to darkness, the Cubs won the next four games to capture the first of back-to-back world titles.

Famously, Chicago hasn’t won since.

The Cubs’ 107 wins in 1907 rank among the most regular-season wins in MLB history and came when professional baseball still used a 54-game schedule.

View image | gettyimages.comBrown, a Hall-of-Famer with a career 2.06 ERA, lost most of his index finger in a childhood accident involving his farm’s feed chopper, according to MLB.com.

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