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The Cubs' last World Series visit

Updated 1111 GMT (1911 HKT) October 25, 2016
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Chicago Cubs players hoist manager Charlie Grimm on their shoulders as they celebrate in the clubhouse after clinching the National League pennant on September 29, 1945. That year would be the last Cubs appearance in the World Series until 2016. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
The Chicago Cubs pose for a team portrait prior to the World Series against the Detroit Tigers on October 1, 1945.
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Detroit Tigers manager Steve O'Neill and Chicago Cubs manager Charley Grimm shake hands on the field at Briggs Stadium prior to the first game.


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Cubs' Mickey Livingston scores a run past Detroit catcher Paul Richards during game three of the 1945 World Series. Sporting News Archive/Getty Images
Cubs catcher Mickey Livingston, left, and pitcher Claude Passeau react after game three of the 1945 World Series.


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Chicago Cubs players pose outside of the dugout prior to game four. The Rucker Archive/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images
Cubs players Phil Cavarretta, Hank Borowy, Andy Pafko, and Bill Nicholson pose for a photo during game four. Sporting News Archive/Getty Images
A general view of Wrigley Field during game five of the 1945 World Series. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
Roy Hughes of the Cubs slides head-first into third base during game six.
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Cubs manager Charlie Grimm, center right, hugs third baseman Stan Hack in the clubhouse after he hit a game-winning double in extra innings to tie the series at three games apiece. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
Fans wait outside Wrigley Field for the decisive game seven of the 1945 World Series on October 10. The attendance inside the stadium was 41,590. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
The Detroit Tigers celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game seven of the 1945 World Series. Sporting News Archive/Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images