10/23/2016 | World Series positional breakdown: Cubs vs. Tribe
You might say it's a matchup that's been decades in the making. One way or another, either Chicago or Cleveland is going to end a historic postseason drought in the World Series. Let's break it down position by position.
10/23/2016 | DYK: History lesson: 20 amazing Cubs and Indians facts
Despite their lack of championship pennants in recent years, both the Cubs and Indians boast long and storied histories that involve some of the greatest players to ever step onto the baseball diamond.
10/23/2016 | Series has a wrinkle for Chicagoland's Kipnis
Why did it have to be the Cubs? That was Jason Kipnis' initial reaction. The Indians' second baseman was born and raised in Northbrook, Ill., a suburb on Chicago's North Side. Reaching the World Series has been a dream come true for Kipnis and his Cleveland teammates, but there is now a torturous tone to it for him.
10/23/2016 | Hughes, Hamilton have opportunity of lifetime
The calls of great moments in baseball history are often just as iconic as the moments themselves. And at the end of this World Series, there will be a huge opportunity for the play-by-play radio guys to make their marks.
10/23/2016 | C's the day before: Chicago, Cleveland ready
One way or the other, a long wait will end at the conclusion of the World Series, as the Indians, 68 years after their last Series title, face the Cubs, who haven't been on top of the baseball world in 108 years.
10/23/2016 | Fowler Cubs' first African-American in Classic
Dexter Fowler will be the first man in the batter's box in Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. And he will make history when he does so, becoming first African-American player in Cubs history to play in the Fall Classic.
10/23/2016 | How long has it been for Tribe, Cubs? Papers tell story
No matter who wins this World Series, history will be made and a long-suffering fan base on the north side of Chicago or the shores of Lake Erie will witness a far-too-rare title. To truly comprehend just how rare, let's hop in the hardball time machine and revisit the world the day after each team last won a Fall Classic on the front pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Chicago Daily Tribune.
10/23/2016 | Fall Classic reunion fitting for Chapman, Miller
When Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller took off the Yankees pinstripes and said their goodbyes to one another last summer, they knew this kind of reunion was a possibility.
10/23/2016 | Fans all over: Who you'll find in the Cubs' corner
Who will be backing the Cubs in the World Series? Let's name some of the groups.
10/23/2016 | Oldest living Cubs fans relish World Series berth after decades
One of the oldest living Cubs fans goes to sleep around 9 o'clock each night, but Saturday was different. Raymond Styrlund, born in 1911 and now 105 and as sharp as a Javier Baez liner, listened to all of the radio broadcast of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers.
10/23/2016 | What we've learned about Cubs in postseason
Cubs fans flocked to Wrigley Field on Sunday to take photos in front of the famous marquee on Clark and Addison Streets, capturing the historic moment as the team celebrateds its first trip to the World Series since 1945. While generations may be savoring the Cubs winning the National League pennant, the players are focusing on four more wins.
10/23/2016 | Hendry: Cubs will win at least one World Series
Jim Hendry wasn't at Wrigley Field on Saturday night, celebrating with his fellow Chicagoans. But there was no way to miss the delight so many of his neighbors were taking as the Cubs clinched their elusive National League pennant.
10/23/2016 | Don't miss it! Historic World Series is on MLB.TV
The World Series for the ages begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday with Game 1 between the Cubs and Indians at Progressive Field, and each FOX broadcast on the way to the drought-busting clincher will be streamed live to eligible subscribers for only $9.99 with the MLB.TV Postseason package.
10/23/2016 | Chappily ever after: Final outs for the ages
In 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.
10/23/2016 | Goat of confidence! Cubs like WS chances
Next year? Did somebody say next year? That's so 2015 for the Cubs. Next year is now.
10/23/2016 | Wait of the World: Cubs win NL pennant!
The 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.
10/23/2016 | Fly The WS! Rarefied air for Wrigley, fans
Jimmy 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.
10/23/2016 | Oct. 22 Kyle Hendricks postgame interview
A postgame interview with Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks.
10/23/2016 | Schwarber shakes off rust in Fall League debut
For 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.
10/23/2016 | Oct. 22 Joe Maddon postgame interview
A postgame interview with Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
10/23/2016 | Did you know? NLCS Game 6
After 71 long years, the Cubs are headed back to the World Series.
10/22/2016 | Catch this: Cubs' catchers make HR history
In 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.
10/22/2016 | No drought: Cubs put curse, Kersh to rest
Less 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.
10/22/2016 | For Merullo family, Cubs' World Series run 'beautiful'
The 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.
10/22/2016 | Lester, Baez share MVP honors
Together, 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.
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