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Video Shows All 7 Games From 1945 World Series, The Last In Cubs History

By Justin Breen | October 21, 2016 6:37am | Updated on October 23, 2016 9:58am

CHICAGO — It's been so long since the Cubs have been in the World Series, films from those days are grainy and black and white.

A YouTube video from "historycomestolife" features all seven games from the 1945 World Series, which the Cubs lost in seven games to the Detroit Tigers.

The first three games of the series were played at Detroit's Briggs Stadium, with the Cubs winning two of them, while the final four games were all at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lost Games 4 and 5, won Game 6 but lost the decisive Game 7 9-3.

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It's the last time the Cubs have been in the World Series, but they will return to the Fall Classic on Tuesday after they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (in 1945, they were still the Brooklyn Dodgers) in the National League Championship Series.

The Cubs in the 1945 World Series were led by Lane Tech graduate Phil Cavarretta, who had 11 hits and batted .423, and Stan Hack, who batted .367.

Hank Borowy started three of the World Series games, and pitched in four of them, finishing the series with a 2-2 record. He was the losing pitcher in Game 7 at Wrigley.


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