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The Model T became available Oct. 1, 1908, just days before the Chicago Cubs repeated as World Series champions. Ford Motor Company archive
Many things in the world have changed since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series title in 1908 – especially mobility.
The Cubs repeated as champions just days after the Ford Model T – the car that put the world on wheels – became available on Oct. 1, 1908.
Chicago defeated the Detroit Tigers, four games to one, in a rematch of the previous season’s Fall Classic on Oct. 14, 1908.
A decade later, half of all cars in America were Model Ts. The car was produced for nearly 20 years, in which time more than 15 million units of the vehicle had been produced.
The five-passenger touring car cost just $850 – a price point Ford emphasized in its advertising: “It’s a roomy, powerful car of handsome appearance and finish at a price lower than you are asked to pay for any four-cylinder runabout excepting the 'FAMOUS FORD.'