Cubs win World Series for the first time in 108 years


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Cubs fans participate in a victory parade. the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years this year.

by Alex Wang and Neil Bai

Nov. 2 is a day that Chicago Cubs fans will remember as the day their team broke its 108-year curse of not winning a World Series.

The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in a tight 10-inning game seven with a score of 8-7 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit, drawing many comparisons to this year’s NBA finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. The Cubs’ victory made them the first team to recover from a 3-1 deficit since the Kansas City Royals feat back in the 1985 World Series.

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist was named MVP of the World Series after the game. Zobrist hit the game winning RBI double in the 10th inning which secured the lead for his team.  

An Indians victory would have ended their now ongoing 68-year World Series deficit.

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on November 17, 2016.