Tale of the tape: Pitting the Cubs’ title drought against the Indians’
The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians have been waiting awhile for a title. This October, one of them will snap their long drought.
Chicago’s time without a championship tops Cleveland’s by a whopping 40 years, though both teams have undergone their fair share of ups, downs, and rebuilds in the interim. The Cubs have been to the World Series a total of seven times, coming up empty each time, while the Indians have been there three times.
The two sides have used a total of 84 managers and made it to the postseason 25 times. Here’s a look at life for each team since their droughts began.
Years since last title
Cubs: 108 years (1908)
Indians: 68 years (1948)
World Series appearances
Cubs: 7 (1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945)
Indians: 3 (1954, 1995, 1997)
Playoff appearances (including 2016)
Number of managers (including interim managers)
Sports Illustrated covers
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Chicago: 15 (Bulls 6x, Blackhawks 6x, White Sox 2x, Bears 1x)
Cleveland: 6 (Browns 5x, Cavaliers 1x)
Ballparks played at
Cubs: 2 (West Side Grounds, Wrigley Field)
Indians: 2 (Cleveland Stadium, Jacobs/Progressive Field)