Best MLB start since 1984
May 13, 2016
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The Chicago Cubs are off to a major league leading 24-6 record.
The Cubs currently hold the longest drought of not winning a World Series. The last time they won it all was in 1908. It was 108 years ago when they won back to back (1907 & 1908).
They’ve returned to the World Series seven times since 1908 and lost all seven, their most recent run being in 1945.
The last team to start off this well was the Detroit Tigers in 1984, and yes they won the World Series. Chicago Cub fans are crossing their fingers that history repeats itself.
The movie Back to the Future 2 was released in 1989, and predicted the Chicago Cubs to win it all in 2015. Last year, they made it to the NLCS which is equivalent to the Final Four in March Madness. It was their first playoff appearance since 2003.
In 2015, the Chicago Cubs had the sixth youngest team in the MLB. Which means that the organization’s future is bright. Early in the season the Cubs lost their starting outfielder Kyle Schwarber, who was a post-season hero last year, to a torn ACL. Despite the loss, they have managed to start out an MLB best 24-6 which translates to an 80 percent winning percentage.
It will be exciting to see if this young team can cap off the ultimate season by winning it all this year.