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‘108’ is the Magic Number for the Chicago Cubs

Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) The Chicago Cubs will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday at Wrigley Field in the National League Championship Series.

Dodgers ace, Clayton Kershaw, got the final two outs to earn his first major league save, and finish the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals in Game 5 to win their National League Division Series.

The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908…108 years ago. And the number 108 seems to keep turning up along the journey to the world series.

Grant DePorter, president and managing partner of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, says there is significance to the number 108.

DePorter told ABC-7 that for instance that the number of stitches on a baseball are 108. Also, the numbers of the last two Cubs inducted into the Hall of Fame, Ron Santo and Andre Dawson, add up to 108.

Some other instances to note: the first World Series game at Wrigley was on Oct. 8, or 10/8, and the Cubs’ last World Series game win was also on 10/08.

If that isn’t persuasive enough, the Cubs’ playoff games are all scheduled to start at 7:08 p.m. which converts to 19:08 in military time.

DePorter believes all of this adds up to the Cubs winning this year’s World Series.

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Mark Gonzalez, the Chicago White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, joined the guys for to talk about the All-Star game being held in at Citi Field in New York.