Go Cubs Go: 5-year anniversary of the 2016 World Series win
Today is the 5th anniversary of the Cubs World Series Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians. The game started on November 2nd and thanks to a (legendary) rain delay, carried over into the early hours of November 3rd.
Why it matters: The 2016 Cubs postseason run was one of the best in baseball history, capped off by a thrilling Game 7 win that ended one of the most notorious droughts in sports.
The big picture: This fall, Justin helped produce a podcast for MLB and Audacy. A few takeaways:
- The 2016 World Series was the most expensive sports ticket in history. Median price: $2,249 a seat.
- The Cubs started the youngest lineup since the '69 Mets.
- The parade and rally was the 7th largest gathering recorded in human history.
- As of this writing, the only players left from the 2016 squad are Jason Heyward, Kyle Hendricks and Willson Contreras.
Go deeper: Listen to stories from players, celebrities and management reliving their 2016 Cubs memories as part of a special broadcast tonight at 10pm on The Score.
Editor's note: This story has been corrected to identify one of the three remaining Chicago Cubs from its 2016 World Series team as Willson Contreras, not Jose Contreras.
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