For the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs get to take home a World Series trophy.
The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians by one run in Game 7 of the World Series. The victory came after a heart-stopping 10-inning game that was delayed due to rain at Cleveland’s Progressive Field Wednesday night.
ABC 7 noted that the Cubs were favorites to win this year’s World Series and break the curse after leading the major leagues with an impressive 103-win record. Cleveland meanwhile, was also trying to break its own losing streak. The Indians haven’t won a World Series since 1948.
In addition to winning the title, the Cubs also made history several times during the World Series.
- The team was the first to come back from a 3-1 deficit since the Kansas City Royals in 1985.
- The club ended a 108-year championship drought.
- At 21, Javier Baez is the second-youngest player to hit a home run in a Game 7.
- At 39, David Ross is the oldest player to hit a home run in a winner-takes-all World Series game.
“Cubs fans have never given up hope that this day was possible, and this young team made it happen,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement.
The Cubs also shared their joy with fans via Twitter.
A sincere thank you to our fans past, present and future who make their mark on this organization.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 2, 2016
Fly the W, Chicagoans! You deserve it.