AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT THE CUBS AND THE WORLD SERIES

  1. The last time the Chicago Cubs played in a World Series was 1945.
  2. A lot has happened in baseball since then.
  3. Barriers and records have been broken countless times.
  4. There aren't a lot of "firsts" left in this sport.
  5. But there's one really interesting first that will happen Tuesday night in Cleveland.
  6. and it's one of those that makes sense, but also sorta blows your mind.
  7. Because it wasn't until 1947 that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball.
  8. and it wasn't until 1953 that Ernie Banks became the first person of color to suit up in Cubbie blue
  9. So when the last Cubs team competed in the World Series
  10. They did so as a completely white team.
  11. Which means when this man steps up to lead off the first inning tomorrow night.
  12. He'll do so as the first black man to represent the Chicago Cubs in a World Series game.
  13. You go, we go, Dex.