Nov 3, 2021 - Sports
Go Cubs Go: 5-year anniversary of the 2016 World Series win
A photo of the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Champions flag
The 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Champions flag at Wrigley Field. Photo: Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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:

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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