Will Chicago Win the World Series as Predicted by Back to the Future.

By | Oct 20, 2015

According to the movie Back to The Future II, the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2015. While this still can happen, although as I am writing this the Cubs are behind New York to win this year’s pennant, part of this prediction can not come true since it also said they defeated the team from Miami. The Marlins are in the National League, not the American League, but in 1989 when the movie was release, there was not a team from Miami in baseball.

The last time the Cubs won the World Series was in 1908. Does anyone alive remember that? From 1906 to 1918 they played in 6 World Series, but only won 2. They also won in 1907.

Since 1918 they have played in 4 World Series but none since 1945. When they played in 1945 they lost to the the Detroit Tigers.

During the 1940’s they were lead by power hitter William “Swish” Nicholson. Nicholson a native of Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland led the National League in HRs and RBIs in 1943 & 1944 and appeared in 5 All-star games as a Cub.

Even though they are often referred to as the “Lovable Losers” the 1906 team won 116 games, tied for the most in a season with the 2001 Seattle Mariners. Their season winning percentage of .763 that year is still the best.

But one thing for sure, the Cubs will not win the World Series on October 20, 2015 the day predicted in the movie.

William "Swish" Nicholson Monument in Chestertown Maryland.  Photo by SG Atkinson

William “Swish” Nicholson Monument in Chestertown Maryland. Photo by SG Atkinson


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