The Chicago Cubs, after one of the most dramatic World Series games played, are your 2016 World Series champions.
The Chicago Cubs outlasted the Cleveland Indians in Wednesday’s action-packed game seven for the franchise’s first World Series title in 108 years. In 10 innings the Cubs’ 8-7 victory ended the longest championship drought in baseball history. The Cubs haven’t won a World Series title since 1908.
The Cubs carried a 6-3 lead into the eighth inning, six outs away from a cathartic victory. A double and a two-run home run by the Indians wiped out that lead and tied the game, and the deadlock held through the ninth inning.
Jason Heyward called the team together during the rain delay and helped them regain their composure after blowing the lead in the eighth inning.
The Cubs poured it on in the 10th inning, scoring two runs to provide the cushion they needed. World Series MVP Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead double, and Miguel Montero followed up with an RBI single to give the Cubs the insurance run they needed.
Upon the final out the players jumped and celebrated on the diamond while thousands of visiting Cubs fans screamed joyfully in the stands. Back in Chicago where fans in the North Side of Chicago have waited generations for this day, revelers poured into the streets for a party that will probably last days.
Susan and David Parker hosted a winning World Series Game Gang Party. Enticing appetizers, zesty crockpot chicken taco chili and cornbread, fresh green salad and yummy brownies and strawberries was served.
“Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.”
While cheering on our favorite team and singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame, we of course munched on iconic baseball snacks: peanuts and cracker jack and popcorn. We enjoyed our favorite beverages: classic Margaritas, frozen and on the rocks, beer and wine.
The famous song Take Me Out To The Ballgame is the third most frequently sung tune that Americans sing, behind only Happy Birthday and The Star Spangled Banner. What most fans don’t know is that the author of the song that is sung at every Major League baseball game during the seventh-inning stretch had never been to a baseball game at the time he wrote it. The year was 1908 and Jack Norworth was riding a subway in New York. Being a songwriter he was always looking for ideas for his next tune. Glancing out the window as the subway rolled along he saw a billboard announcing an upcoming event. The ad wasn’t for Cracker Jack. It wasn’t an ad for peanuts. It didn’t say, “Take someone out to a ballgame!” It simply said, “Baseball Today—Polo Grounds.”