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Chicago Cubs Win World Series in Game 7, Breaking 108-Year Shut Out, 1945 Curse

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. (Photo: AP)
The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. (Photo: AP)

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. (Photo: AP)

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings to win the World Series, ending the longest losing stretch in Major League Baseball. The Cubs, who had been 3-1 down in the 7-game series, staged a comeback after losing a three-run lead in the final game.

The last time they were crowned champions was in 1908, 108 years ago, when they beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 and it was the first time a Major League Baseball team came back from a 3-game deficit in the World Series since 1979.

In 1945, a curse was placed on the team by local bar owner Billy Sianis. While the stories change, it is said he cursed the Cubs so that they would never win a World Series ever again or even reach the World Series again (depending on the version). Either way, this marks the third World Series title for the team.

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  • Didn’t Nate Silver say the Cubs were done after Game 4?

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