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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:26:44 EDTThe Cubs are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1945 after they defeated Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs won the best-of-seven series, four games to two, to wrap up the 11th NL pennant in franchise history.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:06:52 EDTLess than an hour after the Cubs had secured their first trip to the World Series since 1945, chairman Tom Ricketts, former pitcher Kerry Wood and Hall of Famer Billy Williams had a quiet moment in the clubhouse. They tapped their drinks together in a toast to a team that has a chance to do something that hasn't been done in more than 100 years.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:43:18 EDTNext year? Did somebody say next year? That's so 2015 for the Cubs. Next year is now.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:50:48 EDTCelebrate the Cubs' first World Series trip since 1945 with NL champs and World Series gear from MLBShop.com.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:19:51 EDTThe visitors' clubhouse at Wrigley Field has never been described as spacious. Players are pretty confined underneath the Friendly Confines, lacking much room between lockers to maneuver. A champagne celebration could be chaotic inside Chicago's cramped quarters.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 03:12:04 EDTIt took nearly three generations, but it has happened: The Chicago Cubs have won the National League pennant and are headed to the World Series.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:50:29 EDTThe text arrived early Saturday, just as it does on the morning before each of the son's starts. John Hendricks scripts it to be simple -- "You don't want to clutter him" -- and positive, hoping it's a reminder that dad is watching and rooting and so very proud.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:35:44 EDTJimmy Orlandi passed away last summer, one year before the Cubs made history by claiming their first National League pennant since 1945 with a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. TJ Orlandi, Jimmy's grandson, carried on the Cubs fandom as part of the excited throng of people making their way to Wrigley Field throughout Saturday's contest.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:29:49 EDTTogether, Jon Lester and Javier Baez hoisted the MVP trophy, having been named as co-recipients for their performances in this National League Championship Series that the Cubs closed out with a 5-0 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 03:01:16 EDTIn a postseason filled with unconventional pitching decisions and bullpen moves by the managers, Cubs skipper Joe Maddon inserting closer Aroldis Chapman into the eighth inning with a man on first base in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on Saturday didn't seem, on its face, all that unusual.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:49:26 EDTMajor League Baseball has announced the start times for the World Series, scheduled to begin Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Indians will face the Cubs.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:21:55 EDTDan Pellettieri was 9 years old in October 1945, when his older brother, John, took him to the World Series at Wrigley Field.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:14:30 EDTDowntown Chicago lit up after the Cubs' NLCS win
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:03:21 EDTFamous fans weigh in on '16 WS
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:59:00 EDTEligible U.S. subscribers can watch the World Series live on MLB.TV. Outside the U.S., watch every game live with no blackouts.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:15:55 EDTA postgame interview with Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:52:26 EDTClayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in the world, again found himself on the mound with the Dodgers' season in the balance, and this time he just didn't have it. Kershaw's elite arsenal and command deserted him in Los Angeles' season-ending 5-0 loss to the Cubs in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:00:00 EDTWill Joe Maddon of the Cubs repeat as Best Manager? Who will succeed Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore after his back-to-back awards for Best Executive? Will remaining postseason games make a difference in your thinking?
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:10:49 EDTSoak in the joy from the Cubs' NLCS victory party
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:47:50 EDTCheck out MLBPipeline.com's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:38:44 EDTCubs. Indians. World Series. It's about time.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:06:38 EDTA postgame interview with Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:21:12 EDTIt is a unique distinction, but it's one Eddie Robinson has no interest in maintaining. The last living member of the last Indians team to win the World Series? That's not exactly a badge of honor for the 95-year-old former first baseman on the 1948 champs. "I think it's time," Robinson said. "And this may be the year."
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:34:15 EDTThe scar was his souvenir, the physical reminder of his professional height. And so, on the off chance it was fixing to fade, the old man used to pick at that thing on his left forearm, a habit that would have been disgusting if it weren't so oddly endearing.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:47:43 EDTFour straight years they've watched October opponents go dog-pile-silly celebrating on the field. Then they trudge to the clubhouse, empty their lockers and pack their bags for a grim flight home and the start of another offseason of anguish. This time it resulted from Saturday night's 5-0 Game 6 loss to the Cubs and elimination from the NLCS.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:11:42 EDTOn Monday, Kyle Schwarber went to Dallas for a six-month checkup on his left knee, which he injured in the third game of the regular season. The Cubs and the slugger were both surprised when he got the go-ahead to play games, which could mean that he'll be on the roster for the World Series.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 03:07:57 EDTThe Chicago Cubs had baseball's best regular-season record and now they'll join the Indians on their own curse-breaking quest in the World Series.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:38:58 EDTLeBron James and Dwyane Wade talk World Series bet
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:03:17 EDTAfter 71 long years, the Cubs are headed back to the World Series.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:04:10 EDTIn this year's National League playoffs, the Cubs' catchers exceeded all expectations at the plate, matching average with power. In fact, Chicago is the first team in history to have all three of its catchers hit a home run in the same postseason, helping to propel the Cubs to their first NL pennant since 1945.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:40:22 EDTWhile Game 6 of the National League Championship Series got away from the Dodgers early and ended with the Cubs sailing to a 5-0 victory at Wrigley Field on Saturday night, several within the Cubs' organization took time amid the postgame celebration to recognize the formidable opponent they had just toppled.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:47:34 EDTAs Clayton Kershaw faced a wall of cameras in a dark tunnel beneath Wrigley Field, he could hear Cubs fans celebrating away decades of futility. Quietly, reluctantly, respectfully, Kershaw and the Dodgers tipped their caps to the champions of the National League.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:52:38 EDTJavier Baez caught a popup in front of Anthony Rizzo
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:38:39 EDTA Dodgers team that had risen above adversity and moved forward in 2016 were reduced to supporting actors in the drama of the Cubs reaching the Fall Classic for the first time in 71 years.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:14:01 EDTAfter making so much progress this postseason to erase the notion that he can't pitch in October, Clayton Kershaw showed up to Game 6 without a curveball, and the Cubs made him pay.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:47:51 EDTThe Chicago Cubs' history of heartbreak is so vast and holds so many layers that multiple theories have arisen as to what exactly cursed them in the first place. Here are some of the most popular "hexes" the team will try to overcome.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:35:30 EDTThe Dodgers' troubles in their 5-0 elimination loss to the Cubs in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night started early, with an error by rookie left fielder Andrew Toles in the first inning.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:24:41 EDTThe Dodgers saw their season end with a loss to the Cubs in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday. Now they turn their attention to the offseason, and what to do with 11 impending free agents.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:09:30 EDTFor the first time since he tore up his left knee on April 7, Kyle Schwarber returned to the diamond Saturday night, as a member of the Arizona Fall League's Mesa Solar Sox. The next time he takes the field, it could be in the World Series.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:39 EDTEvery team encounters adversity throughout a baseball season. In the wake of setbacks, fans are often left wondering what their team might have accomplished if so many things had not gone wrong. For Cleveland, which is preparing for the World Series, the question is a little different this year. Could the Indians have pulled this off if everything had gone according to plan?
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:48:02 EDTAs Wrigleyville teemed with anticipation about a potential historic night ahead, the Cubs gave the sellout crowd an early reason to cheer -- and relax -- by jumping on Clayton Kershaw for two first-inning runs in a 5-0 Game 6 victory in the National League Championship Series on Saturday night. With the win, the Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:07:40 EDTSeven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano played in Chicago long enough during his 16-year Major League career to understand the anxiety -- "angst," as manager Joe Maddon described it -- Cubs fans were experiencing in the hours leading up to Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:30:55 EDTHaul of fame: Gifts rolling in for Merritt home
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:08:30 EDTJackie Robinson and Dan Bankhead became the first African-American players to appear in the World Series as members of the National League-champion Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But there are other thresholds worth celebrating, and it was the '48 Indians that became the first World Series-winning ballclub to feature African-American players, in Larry Doby and Satchel Paige.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:11:26 EDTEach of the final three franchises still alive this postseason has waited a long time to bring home another championship. But while their World Series trophy collections have remained stagnant, the game itself has changed considerably.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:57:21 EDTIt once flapped in the breeze above old Municipal Stadium, a physical representation of a triumphant World Series title that the Indians have fought futilely to reclaim for the past 68 years. Our best guess is that it was upwards of 15 feet wide, a broad banner broadcasting Cleveland's clout to any and all. And because the importance of that 1948 outcome has only grown in measure with each successive season that has led to this 2016 return to the Fall Classic stage, you could say the importance of this pennant has only grown in importance, too. Now, if only we knew where the heck it is.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:36:14 EDTChalk artist creates 'Rally Together' Indians mural
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:45:00 EDTHall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning suffered a stroke on Tuesday at his home outside Cincinnati, according to multiple reports. Bunning's family and friends said, however, that the former U.S. Senator from Kentucky is recovering and watching baseball.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:02:18 EDTPerfect Game's World Wood Bat Association World Championship kicked off on Thursday and will run through Monday, with 88 teams scheduled to play at least four games each across 22 pools of four teams.
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