November 1st, New York – It took the Boston Red Sox 86 years the break the “Curse of the Bambino” and the White Sox 88 years to break the “Curse of the Black Sox,” but who will be the next Major League Baseball franchise to overcome their long droughts without a World Series title?
Currently the Chicago Cubs franchise has the longest standing drought in MLB having not won the World Series in 97 years dating back to 1908. Others include the Cleveland Indians, 57 years, The San Francisco Giants, 51 years, the Texas Rangers, 44 years, and the Houston Astros, 43 years.
Executives at BetCRIS Sportsbook posted odds on which one of the leagues top 5 longest droughts will finally win a World Series title:
Which team of the current top 5 longest droughts will win their next world series?
– Chicago Cubs – 1908, 97 years 3.2 to 1
– Cleveland Indians – 1948, 57 years 2.5 to 1
– San Francisco Giants – 1954, 51 years 4 to 1
– Texas Rangers – 1961, 44 years 5 to 1
– Houston Astros – 1962, 43 years 1.8 to 1
“It’s always a special thing to see a franchise break a long standing drought, especially in dramatic fashion as both the Red Sox and White Sox have done in back-to-back seasons,” said Mickey Richardson, CEO of BetCRIS.com. “The Cubs have gone the longest without a World Series win at the moment. Wouldn’t it be something to see three droughts broken in three seasons?”