The Chicago Cubs are your 2016 World Series Champions! One of the MLB’s most popular teams, the Chicago Cubs, had a perfect 2016 MLB season. The Cubs finished the 2016 MLB season with 103 wins and a first place finish in the National League Central. The Cubs then went on to beat the Cleveland Indians in and exciting Game 7 game in the World Series. The Cubs will try to repeat for the 2017 MLB season and become back-to-back MLB World Series Champions.
The Chicago Cubs had not won the World Series in 108 years until 2016. “The Curse” was broken for the Wrigley Field soldiers by being crowned World Series Champions by year end. The Cubs fan base is one of the best the sports world has to offer. Through that horrible drought and disappointing seasons the Chicago Cubs filled Wrigley Field on a nightly basis.
Chicago Cubs tickets sell out for nearly every game, filling every seat at Wrigley Field to cheer on their Cubbies!
The Chicago Cubs (known as the White Stockings then) franchise dates to 1876, but it wouldn’t be for another 25 years that they would become known as the Chicago Cubs. The Chicago Daily News was the first to pen the name Cubs. In 1907 and 1908 the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers both years to win the World Series. Over the rest of the 1900’s, the Cubs fortune was blamed on poor management, players or the “Curse of the Billy Goat,” the team remained without a title since 1908.
Wrigley Field, the second oldest stadium only behind Boston’s Fenway Park, is the home of the beloved Chicago Cubs. The fan base is so sincere, passionate, and die hard they have all sorts of hands on activities for the fans. One of the best is the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by fans and guests that was originated by the legendary Cubs announcer, Harry Caray. There is a statue that was erected outside of the stadium in his honor.
The Washington Nationals are coming off a strong but disappointing 2016 MLB season. The Nationals placed first in the National League East with 95 wins but lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. The Nationals are looking to improve on their MLB post season record in the 2017 MLB Season.