How long has it been since the Cubs last won the World Series?
A looong time, my friend.
And what many people don't realize is that some of America's earliest settlers were actually big Cub fans.
The Pilgrims first came to America in the early 1900's, bringing the game of baseball with them.
You all know about the famous Pilgrim Cub Fan explorers Louis and Clark and their famous expedition where they famously found Wrigley Field.
Interestingly, the ballpark was located on Addison Street. But walking around the corner, the duo discovered another street running north/south. And as the story goes, they flipped a gold doubloon to see which explorer the street would be named after.
Of course the winner was William "Clark".
In 1908 the Cubs won the World Series. Pilgrim Cub Fans were so thankful and turkeys so aplenty, they decided to invent Thanksgiving.
Many current Wrigley Field traditions were actually the contributions of Pilgrim Cub Fans.
So as we sit round the Thanksgiving Table tomorrow night, let's give a word of thanks and admiration to the Pilgrim Cub Fans, inventors of Thanksgiving, and the last people to actually experience the Cubs winning a World Series.
This article was the contribution of guest author and noted historian Cornelius Goat, and has not been fact-checked. - Tim