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Lightning strikes twice for Theo Epstein

A Yale alum lifts another baseball curse.

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The year 2016 was a year for improbable events, as Theo Epstein ’95 can attest. As president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, Epstein, for the second time in his career, led a historically luckless—cursed?—team to a long-overdue World Series title. The Cubs’ 108-year drought was even longer than that of the Boston Red Sox, for whom Epstein was general manager when they finally won the Series in 2004 after 86 years. You may have seen him celebrating on national television, dousing Bill Murray with champagne and announcing that he was “going on a monthlong bender.” 

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