5 little-known facts: The Steve Bartman incident (Infographic)

Here at Holdout Sports, we've been getting ready for the MLB postseason by revisiting some of the great moments in the recent past. However, our MLB playoff retrospective wouldn't be complete without revisiting one of the most infamous moments in MLB history: the Steve Bartman incident.



In 2003, the Chicago Cubs appeared to be on their way to the World Series for the first time since 1945. The Cubs had a 3-2 lead in the NLCS over the Florida Marlins and were holding a 3-0 lead in the eighth inning of Game 6. With one out, a foul ball drifted towards the edge of the stands in the left field corner at Wrigley Field. Cubs left fielder Moises Alou came to the wall, leaped up and reached into the stands to grab it, while at the same time, Bartman stood up from his front row seat and tried to catch it. Not only did Bartman fail to catch it, but he knocked it away from Alou's glove.

It all happened innocently enough, but Bartman's life was turned completely upside down when the failed catch attempt by Alou turned into a huge Marlins rally.  Bartman had to be escorted out of the stadium by security and has been keeping his life under wraps ever since.  Meanwhile, the Cubs finished the 2003 NLCS by losing Game 6 and Game 7 to the Marlins in a crushing end to their playoff run.

Here's an infographic summing up 5 things to know about the Steve Bartman incident:



The MLB postseason is now underway, and FOX Sports 1 will be televising 8 of 10 NLDS games starting this Friday, October 3rd. Don't miss it.

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