A "Curse" was placed on the Chicago Cubs in 1945, when Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave a World Series game against the Detroit Tigers at Wrigley because his pet goat smelled to high heaven and the odor bothered the fans. Of course, Sianis was outraged and declared, “Them Cubs, they aren’t gonna win no more.” And alas, the Curse of the Billy Goat remains in effect. The Cubs didn’t win the 1945 World Series. In fact, the team hasn’t won a World Series since 1908.
October 6, 1945: Local Chicago tavern owner William “Billy” Sianis and his pet goat were ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series. Sianis was irate because he had a ticket for the goat and declared, "them Cubs, they aren't gonna win no more." The Chicago Cubs have yet to appear in the World Series since "The Curse of the Billy Goat". Do you buy into sports curses?