April 26, 2008

*Jinx! Patriotic-Style

As most of you know, The Star-Spangled Banner didn't become the national anthem until 1931. However, it did make its debut at a baseball game long before that.


In the 1918 World Series.

Some of you may recall that World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, with the Cubs losing and the Red Sox winning but waiting 86 years to do so again. And the Cubs still waiting...


Reference: The anthemy part comes from Solomon M. Skolnick's American History Pop Quiz.

Posted by Jennifer at April 26, 2008 04:25 PM | TrackBack