These cartoon updates from the Cubs-Tigers series are amazing
The time leading up to the 1908 World Series was a thrilling experience for baseball fans. The defending champion Chicago Cubs would be taking on the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 series, which had been won by the Cubs. This was the first time in World Series history that two teams would have a rematch.
The 1908 series is remarkable for another reason, as you surely know: it was the last time the Cubs would win a World Series for 108 years, until they finally bested the Cleveland Indians in 2016.
As for the series itself, it ended up being a pretty subdued experience, at least for the Tigers, who won only a single game (the third game of the series) while the Cubs took the other four, and won it in five games.
Perhaps the best thing to come out of this series is the newspaper coverage, which relied heavily on some amazing cartoons. This one, from 110 years ago today, showed the battered Tigers fumbling the first game to the Cubs.