What You Didn’t Know About The Cubs’ 47-Year Hit Streak

Today’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) It’s been 104 years since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series and, just as remarkably, 67 years since they’ve even been to one. But, hey, it’s also been nearly 47 years since the last time the Cubs were unable to scratch out a hit.

So, you know, at least they’ve got that going for them.

(In Wrigleyville these days, you take what you can get.)

On Tuesday night, 35-year-old Pirates hurler A.J. Burnett – who tossed a no-hitter for Florida in 2001 – held the Cubs hitless into the eighth inning at Wrigley Field before rookie pinch-hitter Adrian Cardenas lashed a one-out single to avoid the no-no bid.

And to keep one of sports’ more remarkable streaks alive.

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