Steve Bartman: The Fan Who Reached Too Far

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This week marks the sixth anniversary of the moment a fan reached out too far and convinced Cubs fans they're cursed

Moisés Alou is thwarted from making a catch by Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman. The rest is misery. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images North America

It is 14 October 2003. Steve Bartman, a 26-year-old global human resources company worker from Chicago, Illinois, is sitting in Aisle 4, Row 8, Seat 11 at Wrigley Field. His team, the Cubs, have not reached the World Series since 1945. This seems set to change as, 3-2 up in a best of seven series, they take a 3-0 lead into the...

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