CHICAGO ― When a beloved baseball team finally overcomes a championship drought fraught with curses and heartbreak that stretched through entire generations ― 108 years to be exact ― you better believe it’s going to be front page news.
The Chicago Cubs finally shed their “lovable losers” tag in their history-making 8-7 World Series triumph over the Cleveland Indians. The thrilling game 7 victory ended the longest championship drought in U.S. professional sports. So it’s no wonder it was front page news, despite the game wrapping at nearly 1 a.m. Eastern Time Thursday.
Below is a roundup of how news outlets nationwide celebrated the Cubs’ epic win (or, for Cleveland fans, a soul-crushing loss).
First, take a peek into the past and see what the Chicago Tribune’s front page looked like the last time the Cubs won the Fall Classic:
Papers around the U.S.:
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misidentified Cubs catcher David Ross as a pitcher.