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Saturday, September 19

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The 105th anniversary of the "Merkle's Boner" play that led to the Cubs' last World Series win was yesterday. The umpire who called the play, Hank O'Day, is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Keith Olberman suggests this is the moment the Cubs' curse began.

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