The Detroit Tigers score five runs in the first inning of Game Seven and rout the Chicago Cubs 9-3 behind future Hall of Fame pitcher Hal Newhouser, who strikes out 10 on the way to winning the World Series for the Bengals.
This is when it all began. Chicago tavern owner “Billy Goat” Sianis buys a box seat for his goat for Game Four of the World Series and is escorted out of Wrigley Field. In retaliation Sianis casts a “goat curse” over the Cubs. The Tigers tie the series on Dizzy Trout’s 4-1 win.