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Myths and legends have their own unique place in sporting folklore. Players, support staff and fans alike tend to hold on to superstitions and belief ...

Myths and legends have their own unique place in sporting folklore. Players, support staff and fans alike tend to hold on to superstitions and beliefs which may or not have a base or a factual background to it.

It’s not uncommon thus that a lot of theories regarding dips in performance, however prolonged they might be, are attributed to such myths. In this list, we chronicle 5 such talked about and massively popular curses. 

#1 Curse of the Bambino

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Although now ‘uplifted’, the Curse of the Bambino was perhaps the most popular sporting curses. The story goes such that there was a curse placed on the Boston Red Sox, who failed to win a World Series after 1918, apparently due to the big money transfer of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees.

Before that, the fanchisee had won four titles in seven years (1912–1918).

After an excruciating wait of 86 years, that streak finally came to a halt when the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 0 in the 2004 World Series. What preceded the final was even more remarkable though; the Boston based team came back from a 3-games-to-0 deficit, a first in MLB history, to defeat the Yankees in their own den.

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