Eddie Vedder commits clumsy error, fails Cubs history


You definitely want Cubs fan Eddie Vedder on your singing team, but maybe not so much your Cubs trivia team.

The Pearl Jam frontman — born in Evanston, Illinois, where he lived until 9 or 10 years of age — got the mic for the seventh inning stretch of this World Series Game 5 in Chicago. Before launching into “Take me out to the Ballgame,” he opened his toast thusly:

Except … not only has Wrigley Field hosted World Series games before, but that series went the distance. And it was a North Side soul-crusher.

As 1945 was wartime, the 2-3-2 home and away format was scuttled in favor of the more efficient 3-4. The Cubs won two of three in Detroit, heading back to Wrigley with a head of steam. Chicago dropped the first two, won one, and Detroit closed out its first World Series championship in 10 long years on Oct. 10 at Wrigley. …

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