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The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the  World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3.
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Cubs Win 1st Series Title Since 1908, Beat Indians In Game 7

The wait 'til next year is finally over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions. Ending more than a century of flops, futility and frustration, the Cubs won their first title since 1908, outlasting the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings of a Game 7 thriller early Thursday. "It happened. It happened. Chicago, it happened," first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. "We did it. We're world champions. I tell ya, we're world champions. I can't believe it."

Chicago Cubs fans cheer after Game 5 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-2 as the Indians lead the series 3-2.
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Cubs Hang On For 3-2 Win, Series Headed Back To Cleveland

Aroldis Chapman got eight outs for a pressure-packed save and the Chicago Cubs held off the Cleveland Indians 3-2 to force Game 6. It was Chicago's first World Series win at Wrigley Field since 1945.Game 6 is Tuesday night in Cleveland. Starter Jon Lester went six innings for the victory, and the Cubs got solo home run out of Kris Bryant in the three-run fourth inning.

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago.
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Chapman Trade Leaves Cubs Fans Conflicted

The Chicago Cubs recently traded for one of the best relief pitchers in baseball as they attempt to win the team’s first World Series championship since 1908.  Adding a player of Aroldis Chapman’s caliber should be a cause for celebration for the team’s fans.  But Chapman brings with him some off-the-field issues that have given some Cubs fans pause. Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline talks with Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation about the move.

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