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10 years ago today, Steve Bartman may have cost the Cubs their shot at the World Series

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On October 14, 2003, Steve Bartman became one of the most notorious baseball fans in history.

Wrigley Field was hosting the Florida Marlins for Game 6 of the NLCS. The Cubs led the series, 3-2, and were up 3-0 going into the eighth.

When the Marlins' Luis Castillo hit a foul ball to left, Bartman -- a diehard Cubs fan -- let his excitement cloud his judgment. Along with several other spectators, he reached for the ball. Bartman's hands deflected it, spoiling Moises Alou's potential catch for a second out.

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Florida went on to score a total of eight runs by inning's end, and after winning 8-3, would eliminate the Cubs with a Game 7 victory the next day.


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