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    1945 World Series Program (Detroit) - Tigers vs. Cubs. This program from the 1945 World Series played between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs features a bold orange front cover which quickly draws one's attention to it. Also, on the cover is an aggressive looking Tiger with his fangs showing and claws out, as he is walking behind a 1945 World Series baseball as a small bear is cautiously peering around the baseball for what is fast approaching him. This series played at Briggs Stadium in Detroit was jokingly called, "the fat men versus the tall men at the office picnic," by American sportswriter Frank Graham due to the fact that most of both teams best players were away serving in WWII. Though, Tigers HOF slugger Hank Greenberg, who had been discharged from his military duties, was anything but a portly man at an office picnic, brought much needed power to the Tigers and hit the only two home runs in the series. Game 4 of this series is where the, "Curse of the Billy Goat," originated from. Long time fan and Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave the game as his pet goat's odor was offending fans at Wrigley Field. Suffice it to say, Sianis was not pleased and he declared, "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more," which held true until 2016 when the Curse was finally lifted. Inside the program are multiple photographs of both clubs players presented in an original and fun manner that makes for an enjoyable read. The Tigers would go on to defeat the Cubs 4 games to 3 to win the 1945 World Series. Program is complete and unscored exhibiting light-to-moderate wear.

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