Neyer: Why haven’t the Indians won the World Series since 1948?

From SABR member Rob Neyer at Yahoo! Sports on April 11, 2017:

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won a World Series for the first time since 1918. They won again in 2007, and 2013.

In 2010, the San Francisco Giants finally won their first World Series, more than a half-century after leaving New York; like the Red Sox, the Giants proceeded to win two more World Series (2012, 2014) in short order.

In 2016, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908.

I don’t believe in curses. But just as we used to hear too much about “The Curse of the Bambino” and “The Curse of the Billy Goat” — before the Red Sox and the Cubs finally cast off those imaginary shackles – we’ll hear about “The Curse of Rocky Colavito” until the Cleveland Indians break their championship drought, which now stands at 68 seasons.

And counting.

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Originally published: April 13, 2017. Last Updated: April 13, 2017.