Cubs' Curse of the Billy Goat Really Did Involve a Goat

Tavern owner William "Billy Goat" Sianis was stopped at the gate before Game 4 of the 1945 World Series at Wrigley Field with his goat, Murphy, in tow.

Murphy's stench, rather than the fact he was, well, a goat, seemed to be the determining factor on why the animal wasn't allowed into the game. The goat had his own ticket, after all.

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