It’s ironic that “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” the song now famously sung during the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field, was written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer in 1908, the same year that the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series. Back then, Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States, and American life was very different to what it is today. In 1908, only 8 percent of American homes had a telephone and just 14 percent had a bathtub. If you lived outside of the city, just getting to the ballpark would have been quite an undertaking, since car ownership was rare and paved roads were even more scarce.
Although the Chicago Cubs' only World Series victories occurred in 1907 and 1908, they have won a total of 16 National League pennants -- most recently in 1945. However, some sports analysts have predicted success for the Cubs in the 2016 MLB postseason, keeping hope alive for the team's devoted fans.
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