Two years ago today, the Chicago Cubs did the impossible, winning a World Series and completing a historic comeback from down three games to one.
Some people talk about stress related to work or holidays with family. But two years ago today, the Chicago Cubs put the finishing touch on a dramatic World Series, winning their first such title in 108 years and ending the longest drought in the history of American sports.
While the Cleveland Indians cruised through the American League, Chicago found themselves having to rally against the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers. The slogan that year, “We Never Quit,” perfectly suited this gritty group of guys.
The Cubs provided plenty of memorable moments throughout the campaign. And they penchant for dramatic victories carried over into October and, ultimately, November, in a season we will never forget.
Taking a look back at the series itself, we’ll highlight key moments. For starters, right-hander Jake Arrieta pitched a gem in Game 2, evening the series at one game apiece before the things shifted to Wrigley Field.
Arrieta held the Indians to one earned run on two hits, winning the Cubs first World Series game since, you guessed it, 1945. The right-hander once again proved to be a reliable arm both for the club, following up on his historic 2015 NL Cy Young campaign.
In that game, outfielder Kyle Schwarber tallied two RBI in what was considered a miracle in itself. Of course, he missed all but a handful of games during the regular season after colliding with Dexter Fowler in Arizona, tearing his ACL in the process.