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Top 3 Curses in Sports History

We have come upon another Friday the 13th and so in honor of the superstitious nature of the day, here are the top three curses in sports history.

06/13/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Cubs Giving Away A Babe Ruth Bobblehead That Doesn’t Look Much Like Babe Ruth

The Cubs are celebrating a big win of a foe this Friday.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Truth Of The Wrigley Field Birthday Isn’t Happy

Celebrating 100 years of losing just feels weird.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Alex Rodriguez. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Baseball Suspensions Are Coming, And They Don’t Matter

Are you ready for some good ol’ public flogging and moral superiority that results essentially in nothing but another baseball dry hump?

670 The Score–07/31/2013

Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Tips For NFL ‘Tattoo Scouts’

But we will provide these handy scouting tips to NFL franchises availing themselves of this new way of weeding out troublemakers, noting some ink that deserves special attention.

670 The Score–07/24/2013

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sosa-McGwire: The Shock & Awe Summer Of 1998

When the month of June drew to a close exactly 15 years ago, it was about to become the greatest individual home run month in the history of baseball. Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire electrified America, but we would soon learn that it had all happened during the heart of the steroid era.

670 The Score–06/26/2013

A statue of Babe Ruth is seen at the National Baseball Hall of Fame during induction weekend on July 25, 2009 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Babe Ruth Called His Home Run At Wrigley Field 80 Years Ago Today

In Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, Yankees slugger Babe Ruth made one of the most famous calls in the history of baseball.

10/01/2012

A statue of Babe Ruth is seen at the National Baseball Hall of Fame during induction weekend on July 25, 2009 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Babe Ruth Jersey Sells For Record $4.4 million

A baseball jersey worn by The Bambino sold for more than $4.4 million, a record for any item of sports memorabilia, according to the buyer and seller.

670 The Score–05/24/2012

Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire share a laugh after McGwire broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record in 1998. (STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

61: The Scarlet Number – How the Maris Home Run Record Could Help Expunge the Steroid Era

This October 1 marks exactly 50 years since Roger Maris slammed home run #61 in 1961, taking down two icons with one swing: Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2011

Jim Thome

Wisch: As Thome Nears 600, Home Runs Have Struck Out

Derek Jeter stole all the headlines in pursuit of career hit 3,000. Meanwhile, no one is noticing that Jim Thome is nearing an even rarer feat.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Cubs Make First Trip To Fenway Since 1918 World Series

The last time the Chicago Cubs made a trip to Fenway Park, Cubs hitters were trying to figure out ace pitcher Babe Ruth, and baseball’s oldest ballpark was still a new-age novelty.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011