A mere 49 years later –for me- the CHICAGO CUBS WIN THE WORLD SERIES!!!!

It has happened… the wild and amazing 2016 World Series…..THE CUBS HAVE WON!!!

So maybe this is a bit extravagant, but I first started watching and listening…..on the radio…. back in 1967. Growing up in Illinois, I was a third generation Cub fan following my father and his father and family (except for one renegade aunt who always supported the White Sox). The Cubs played at Wrigley Field back then, too, but only day games. No night games until 1988. Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, was playing first after many Golden Glove years at short. And then the heartbreak of 1969. But enough!

Last night in Game 7 in a 10-inning matchup with the Cleveland Indians, the Cubs played fun, exciting, and winning baseball!

Some of the facts
· The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908.
· Last night was only the 4th time in history that a Game 7 went into extra innings.
· It was 1985 when the last team came back from a 3-1 Series deficit.
· Retiring Cubs catcher David Ross in his last at-bat hit a homer.
· Game 7 was played in Cleveland. Thousands of Cubs fans surrounded Wrigley Field in anticipation.
· Bill Murray
· Wrigley Field is still the best baseball park in the country!

Links to some of the newspaper coverage
Chicago Tribune
Washington Post
New York Times



  1. Lisa, excellent post. I, too, stayed up late into Thursday morning to watch the game. My home town is Los Angeles, so I naturally root, root, root for the Dodgers. However, I knew early on, as an avid baseball fan, that my team would lose to the Chicago Cubs. Given their talent, management and determination, I predicted early on that they would win the World Series. A highlight for me was Bill Murray (I’m a big fan) entertaining the crowd at the seventh inning stretch. Simply brilliant. Congratulations Cubs!

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