From 1908 To 2016: How The Cubs Were Named To Win The World Series
Huffington Post - 5 months
It is a foregone conclusion that the Chicago Cubs will win the 2016 World Series. How, you ask? Well Dr. Mallory Katz of BabyNames.com analyzed the names of both the 1908 and 2016 rosters and came to the realization that, by any other name, this year the Cubs will be champions once again.
First, I must admit that I am a die-hard Cubs fan from a die-hard Chicagoland family, growing up in Evanston, Illinois. As co-founder of BabyNames.com, I have compared the rosters of the 1908 and 2016 players and have determined, even if in name only, the Cubs will win the 2016 World Series.
Who else is from Evanston? Why, John Cusack of course. Of note, John (God is gracious) and derivations of John (Jon, Johnny, Jack) are the most common name on the 1908 Cubs roster and also appear on the 2016 roster twice (Lackey and Lester). Lackey and Lester, along with 1908's Jack Fiester, pitch. The other most common name of pitchers from the two years is Carl (Lundgren, Spongberg, Edwards), meaning manl
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