Goodbye, 1908: Cubs Win the World Series


Chicagoans, rejoice!

After a 108-year wait for a World Series championship, the Chicago Cubs made it happen in the 10th inning tonight, when Ben Zobrist delivered a tie-breaking RBI double and Miguel Montero tacked on a critical RBI single, as the North Siders held on for an 8-7 rain-delayed victory over the Cleveland Indians in a classic Game 7 night at Progressive Field.

The Cubbies became just the sixth team in a best-of-seven World Series to overcome a 3-1 deficit and win the title, the first for the team since 1908. The Cubs led the Majors with 103 wins during the regular season.



  1. Very important news for what you claim to be a Frum Jewish website. Shame on you for succumbing to the goyishe entertainment industry. Stick to news that matters.

  2. As if we need matzav to tell us this. Get with the program, either you’re “frum content” or not, but don’t mix and match

  3. Oh come on…Chill out people. In today’s world sports is some nice, clean fun. Why is it that every time any sports item is mentioned, all the holy people protest? Where’s all the complaining when something might be lashon harah???

  4. matzav is run by gevorineh American yeshiva leit who never gave up their sports addiction from back in the day when the mets won in 86 and mike francesca is the gadol.

  5. So basically we had a battle between the 2 Telshe’s. Telshe Cleveland & Telshe Chicago. Chicago won, but lemaaseh it was a nail biter down to the end. No sofek that there were a lot of chevra from both places, listening in their dorm rooms. Brings back memories from when I was in an out of town Yeshiva back in the 80’s. Got into trouble listening to the Dolphins, with Don Shula, lose to the Redskins in the Super Bowl. Nu nu.

  6. 108 years ago

    The Ridbaz had already fled from Chicago.He was shot at.

    There was a Sultan, a Tzar, and 2 Kaisers

    The majority of countries today didn’t exist

    The name Tel Aviv didn’t exist

    Neither of the Poles had yet been reached by humans.

    The Ben Ish Chai was alive

    Rudyard Kipling had already written Chicago:

    I HAVE struck a city–a real city–and they call it Chicago.

    The other places do not count. San Francisco was a
    pleasure-resort as well as a city, and Salt Lake was a

    This place is the first American city I have encountered. It
    holds rather more than a million of people with bodies, and
    stands on the same sort of soil as Calcutta. Having seen it, I
    urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by
    savages. Its water is the water of the Hooghly, and its air is
    dirt. Also it says that it is the “boss” town of America.

    I do not believe that it has anything to do with this country.
    They told me to go to the Palmer House, which is overmuch gilded
    and mirrored, and there I found a huge hall of tessellated marble
    crammed with people talking about money, and spitting about
    everywhere. Other barbarians charged in and out of this inferno
    with letters and telegrams in their hands, and yet others shouted
    at each other. A man who had drunk quite as much as was good for
    him told me that this was “the finest hotel in the finest city on
    God Almighty’s earth.” By the way, when an American wishes to
    indicate the next country or state, he says, “God A’mighty’s
    earth.” This prevents discussion and flatters his vanity.

    Then I went out into the streets, which are long and flat and
    without end. And verily it is not a good thing to live in the
    East for any length of time. Your ideas grow to clash with those
    held by every right-thinking man. I looked down interminable
    vistas flanked with nine, ten, and fifteen-storied houses, and
    crowded with men and women, and the show impressed me with a
    great horror.

    Except in London–and I have forgotten what London was like–I
    had never seen so many white people together, and never such a
    collection of miserables. There was no color in the street and
    no beauty–only a maze of wire ropes overhead and dirty stone
    flagging under foot.

    A cab-driver volunteered to show me the glory of the town for so
    much an hour, and with him I wandered far. He conceived that all
    this turmoil and squash was a thing to be reverently admired,
    that it was good to huddle men together in fifteen layers, one
    atop of the other, and to dig holes in the ground for offices.

  7. The Chicago cubs become the Sixth team in Major League Baseball history to win the World Series from a 3-1 deficit, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings.

    The win also breaks the curse of the billy goat placed on the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball franchise in 1945 by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis.

    The Cleveland Indians loss, continues their 68 year dry spell. The last time they won a World Series title was in 1948

  8. I can only speak for one of the cities, but I can assure you that the Bais Medrash was absolutely full during night Seder last night.

  9. They say that R Mottel Katz of Telz Cleveland put a curse of the Cleveland Indians that they should never win the world series when he caught two boys arguing about the Indians in middle of Davening on Rosh Hashanah.

    I guess the curse stuck in a big way.


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