See photos from the 1945 World Series -- the last time the Cubs were in it

The Chicago Cubs haven't participated in a World Series since 1945. Have you heard about this? You probably have. It's okay -- we're not here to tell you about it. We're here to show you.

Click through below for snapshots from that Fall Classic from more than 70 years ago, as the team tries to erase the curse and knock off the Cleveland Indians in this year's series.

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Photos from the 1945 World Series
Oct 01, 1945 - Chicago, IL, USA - (File Photo) 1945 Chicago Cubs, National League Champions, team photo. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Oct 01, 1945 - Detroit, MI, USA - (File Photo) 1945 Detroit Tigers team photo. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Star Players of the Chicago Cubs join hands in happy celebration in their dressing room following their 9 to 0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the opening game of the World Series at Briggs stadium today. Left to right: Phil Cavaretta, first baseman; Hank Borowy, pitcher; Andy Pafko (rear) centerfielder; and Bill Nicholson, right fielder.
General view of action in the sixth inning of the fifth World Series game, when the Tigers cinched the game. Tigers ended up winning the game, 8-4.
Oct 03, 1945 - Detroit, MI, USA - (File Photo) In third inning of Game 1, Cubs PHIL CAVARETTA flips to pitcher HANK BOROWY to retire SKEETER WEBB after Cavaretta made sparkling play on ground ball. 1945 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. The Tigers won the Series, four games to three. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Hank Borowy, right-handed ace of the Chicago Cubs chalks up the Cubs 9-0 victory score in his dressing room at Briggs Stadium after his team had defeated the Tigers in the opening game of the 1945 World Series here today.
Oct 04, 1945 - Detroit, MI, USA - (File Photo) Tigers HANK GREENBERG greeted by teammates after hitting 3-runhome run in fifth inning of Game 2. 1945 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. The Tigers won the Series, four games to three. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Oct 06, 1945 - Chicago, IL, USA - (File Photo) Cubs PHIL CAVARETTA, HANK BOROWY, ANDY PAFKO, and BILL NICHOLSON. 1945 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. The Tigers won the Series, four games to three. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Oct 04, 1945 - Detroit, MI, USA - (File Photo) Cubs STAN HACK beats out infield hit in third inning of Game 2. First baseman is RUDY YORK, pitcher is VIRGIL TRUCKS. 1945 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. The Tigers won the Series, four games to three. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
These Chicago Cubs--Hank Borowy, Andy Pafko, and Bill Nicholson (left to right)--look a little worried as they reach out from their dugout to see how hard it is raining just before the start of the third World Series tilt at Briggs Stadium, Detroit. They needn't have worried, for their team worked just as well on a muddy 'track,' and came out the 3-0 victors, to make the series 2-1 in their favor
(Original Caption) 10/10/1945-Chicago, Illinois-Crowds of sports fans mill around the Wrigley Field Box Office where reserved seats for the final Tigers-Cubs World Series meet went on sale at 8 am, October 9th. Lines started forming at around 6 pm on the preceding day.
(Original Caption) 10/3/1945-Detroit, MI: General view of the bleacher section of Briggs Stadium jammed with happy fans awaiting the start of the opening game of the World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs.
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