Chicago Sports #TBT: Five years since 108 years of Cubs’ frustration ended

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CHICAGO – November 2nd in 2021 and forever will always be a special day for those who root for the Cubs. After all, it’s easily the greatest day in the history over the century-old franchise.

It was on an unseasonably warm night in Cleveland with some rain around that the Cubs finally ended their 108-year championship drought with an 8-7 win over the Indians at Progressive Field in Game 7 of the World Series.

Kris Bryant picked up the dribbler off the bat of Michael Martinez and threw to Anthony Rizzo for the putout that sparked a celebration on the field along with one a century in the making in Chicago. It was the finally play of a memorable contest that stretched over ten innings, five hours, and one very famous 17-minute rain delay.

Dexter Fowler led off with a homer, David Ross homered in his final at-bat to put the Cubs up three, which disappeared in the eighth inning, with Rajai Davis’ homer off Aroldis Chapman tying the game. Following mother nature’s break after the ninth, a pep talk from Jason Heyward, the Cubs got two runs in the tenth then allowed just one in the bottom half to finally end their title drought.

Larry Hawley looked back at this moment in Tuesday’s “Chicago Sports #TBT” which you can watch in the video above.

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