The 2015 MLB Postseason offers a momentous opportunity for the Chicago Cubs and the Toronto Blue Jays. Chicago holds the unwanted honor of having America's longest World Series Championship drought, and Toronto (by default as the only Canadian team in the majors) holds the Great White North's longest drought.
The National League's Cubs last won in 1908; the American League's Jays, in 1993. Both have only won the World Series twice, and both did it in back-to-backs. History will be made if these teams meet in a World Series guaranteed to end one of these streaks.
To get fired up for a potentially historic run for either the Cubs or the Jays - which begins Oct. 6 for Chicago and Oct. 8 for Toronto - we've put together a gallery illustrating how things have changed since 1908 and 1993.
1908: The top hit that year was the silent serial " The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays," hosted by L. Frank Baum (pictured right).
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1993: Carlton, the Fresh Prince's cousin, breaks loose and creates a dance sensation.
1908: The dance-hall craze of the aughts was the Boston Two-Step.
Yes, the ball-diamond ditty was the top hit of 1908.
In 1993, Whitney Houston's hit became the best-selling single of all time by a female artist.
The song's theme of unconditional love likely appeals to Cubs and Jays fans who have suffered through tough times with their teams.