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Finally! The Chicago Cubs Win First World Series In 108 Years
Photo of the Cubs celebrating the 2016 World Series championship by Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr Creative Commons.

It was a fitting end to an all-too-old curse: The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in the 10th inning of Game 7 to win their first World Series since 1908. The Cubs’ 108-year championship drought was the longest in major American professional sports by almost four decades. This year’s Game 7 in Cleveland will go down as one of the classic games of all time. Cleveland erased a three-run deficit in the eighth inning to tie the score at 6-6. Following a 17-minute rain delay, the Cubs again took the lead with two runs in the top of the 10th inning. But Cleveland wasn’t done. It scored one run in the bottom of the inning and had a runner on base when Chicago third baseman Kris Bryant fielded a ground ball and threw it to first baseman Anthony Rizzo for the final out. The Cubs won 8-7. Fans on the North Side of Chicago celebrated the win with a wild party in Wrigleyville, the neighborhood where the team plays. Many fans also honored loved ones who had spent their entire lives waiting for the Cubs to finally win the big one.

Read about the Cubs’ historic win in the Chicago Tribune.

And also check out the Tribune’s story from the last time the Cubs won, in 1908.

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