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Well, before I give the recap of this historic Cubs victory, the Cubs are going to the World Series!!!!!!!!!

Jake Arrieta won the Cy Young award last year and Jon Lester or Kyle Hendricks may follow him up with that award this season. That being said, to most, Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers left-hander is widely considered the best pitcher in all of baseball. He battled through a back injury in 2016 which will cost him Cy Young consideration for the year, but he shut down the Cubs in game 2 of this series so you had to like the Dodgers chances of sending the series to a game 7. But Kershaw, who has been used a lot in this postseason, was not at his best which was great news for the Cubs offense and Kyle Hendricks.

The Cubs got started early, scoring a run after just hte 2nd batter of the game when Kris Bryant drove in Dexter Fowler. The Cubs seemed to have a good approach of going to the oppoosite field quite often. The Cubs benefited from an error by Dodgers, leftfielder, Andrew Toles. the Cubs had a great start scoring 2 runs in the first inning. Dexter Fowler drove in a run in the thrid inning and the Cubs even managed 2 home runs off Kershaw when Willson Contreras went deep in the 4th inning and Anthony Rizzo drove in the 5th run of the game with a home run in the 5th inning. The Cubs had knocked out Kershaw leading the game 5-0.

Kyle Hendricks gave up a single to Andrew Toles on the first pitche of the game. But when Javy Baez made a great play to tag Toles and turn a double play, Hendricks was really at the top fo his game. Hendricks only gave up one more single in the game before being taken out of the game by Cubs manager, Joe Maddon in the 8th inning. Aroldis Chapman was able to finish up allowing just a walk. When the batter that walked was retired on a double play to end the game, it meant that Hendricks & Chapman had faced the minimum of 27 batters in the game. It is just the 2nd time in postseason history that a team has done this, the only other time was Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

The Cubs put an end to the Curse of the Billy Goat and go to their first World Series since 1945 (71 years). The Cubs will try to break their 108 year old drought without a World Series Championship. The last Cubs World Series championship team was in 1908.

Game ending double play

Statcast gives you the Cubs scoring highlights

Pat Hughes calls some big games in 2016

Kyle Hendricks great performance in Game 6


October 17, 1910
Game 1 World Series
A's 4 Cubs 1
A's defeat the Cubs 4-1 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. A's pitcher, Chief Bender pitches a 3-hit complete game striking out 8 Cubs batters. A's take a 1-0 lead in the World Series. *********************************************************

October 18, 1910
Game 2 World Series
A's 9 Cubs 3

Eddie Collins had a big game with 3 hits, a walk, 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 stolen bases and an RBI as Cubs take a 2-0 lead at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. *********************************************************

October 20, 1910
Game 3 World Series
A's 12 Cubs 5

The Series moves to Chicago and West Side Grounds, but the results aren't any different as A's trounce the Cubs 12-5. Danny Murphy hits a 3-run home run and Jack Coombs pitches a complete game and drives in 3 runs as well. A's take a 3-0 lead in the World Series. *********************************************************

October 21, 1910 Orval Overall announces his retirement.

Happy birthday to the guy traded for Sammy Sosa, George Bell (Cubs, 1991)

October 21, 2011

The cubs hire Theo Epstein as their new President of Baseball Operations. He was the GM for 2 Boston Red Sox teams that won the World Series (2004 & 2007) *********************************************************

October 22, 1910
Game 4 World Series
Cubs 4 A's 3, 10 innings

A great comeback by the Cubs facing elimination in the World Series. Trailing 3-2 into bottom of ninth, Frank chance triples home Frank Schulte to tie the game and Jimmy Sheckard gets the walk-off single, driving in Jimmy Archer and Cubs win 4-3 at West Side Grounds in Chicago. A's still lead the World Series 3 games to 1.

October 22
Happy birthday to Michael Barrett, Catcher (Cubs,2004-2007) *********************************************************

October 23, 1910
Game 5, World Series
A's 7 Cubs 2

A pitcher's duel between Jack Coombs & 3 Finger Brown gets out of hand in the 8th inning as the A's score 5 runs off Brown to take a 6-1 lead. The A's win the game and celebrate in Chicago at West Side Grounds as they win the World Series 4 games to 1.

This is the latest calendar game date that the Cubs have ever played until 2016. The Cubs will play their latest calendar date this year!!!!!!

October 23, 1974

Cubs trade Billy Williams to the Oakland A's for Manny Trillo, Darold Knowles & Bob Locker.

October 23, 1984

After being traded to Cubs in the midseason, Rick Sutcliffe went 16-1 for the Cubs to help the team get to the NLCS and one victory from a World Series appearance, Sutcliffe is named NL Cy Young Award winner. Sutcliffe gets all 24 first place votes. *********************************************************

October 25, 1965

Cubs hire Leo Durocher to manage the 1966 Cubs.

October 25, 1973

Cubs trade Fergie Jenkins to the Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris. *********************************************************

October 26, 1971

Fergie Jenkins receives 16 of the 24 first place votes to win NL Cy YOung Award. He is the first Cubs pitcher to win the award. Fergie went 24-13 on the season with 263 strikeouts.

October 26, 2011

One of Theo Epstein's first moves as new Cubs President is to hire Jed Hoyer from the San Diego Padres. Epstein worked together in the Boston Red Sox front office. *********************************************************

October 29, 1987

Dallas Green resigns as president and GM of the Cubs *********************************************************

October 31

Happy birthday to Fred McGriff (Cubs, 2001-2002) & Steve Trachsel (Cubs, 1993-1999) *********************************************************

Fan Duel

What a great way to end the 2015 Regular season at Wrigley Field.  The Cubs had already clinched a playoff berth, but still playing for a better playoff position. They have a great pitcher's duel with the AL 2014 Champion, Kansas City Royals, who have also secured a 2015 playoff position as well.  With the score tied 0-0 in the 11th inning, Chris Denorfia hits his 2nd walk-off hit of the year.  A pinch hit walk off home run that has been reported as the first ever pinch hit walk off home run in a 1-0 game in MLB history. 

 If you like this clip, here are more walk off Cubs victories in 2015:


2015 Cubs Walk-off victories


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