The World in 1908 vs. 2016
What do New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii have in common? They weren't even states when the Cubs last won the World Series. As for Chicago, well, the skyline looked quite different when Tinker, Evers and Chance (and Steinfeldt) manned infield spots held today by Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant.
Tower, 22 stories
Baseball in 1908 vs. 2016
Yes, Babe Ruth was alive the last time the Cubs won the World Series. But the Sultan of Swat was barely a teenager. How else has baseball changed in the past 108 years? We could tell you, but it would be much more fun to show you.
Notable People Who Were Alive in 1908
Al Capone, 10Noted Gangster
Thomas Edison, 61Inventor
Notable People Who Were Born in 1908
Inventions Since 1908
Yes, Chicago-style pizza is a renowned Windy City tradition, but ordering a deep-dish pizza to celebrate the Cubs' last World Series title would have gotten you nothing more than a puzzled look from your waiter and a hungry belly. While there is some debate over the exact date deep-dish pizza was invented, one popular story is that it was in 1943 -- two years before the Cubs last played in a World Series in 1945.
Longest Drought Without a Championship
If shared pain brings people closer together, Cubs fans at least have some brethren across the sporting world. Though no other team has gone more than a century without collecting a ring, members of these fan bases are also waiting for a championship parade.
Number of Titles Won by Notable Chicago Teams (Since Cubs Last Won)
Sure, Cubs fans haven't had a chance to celebrate a championship of their own in 108 years, but other Chicago teams haven't had as much trouble -- with some even winning titles while calling the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field home.
Won While Using Wrigley Field