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The Most Memorable Newspaper Covers From The Chicago Cubs World Series Win

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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:

Chicagoland newspapers:

  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago's biggest paper nailed the historic moment with an instant classic of a cover. There's maybe a twinge of nostalg
    Chicago Tribune
    Chicago's biggest paper nailed the historic moment with an instant classic of a cover. There's maybe a twinge of nostalgia at play, too: The Cubs and the Tribune were owned by the same company until 2009.
  • RedEye Chicago
    Chicago's free commuter daily scored a double with a hip reference to being the greatest of all time&nbsp;<i>and&nbsp;</i>the
    RedEye Chicago
    Chicago's free commuter daily scored a double with a hip reference to being the greatest of all time and the club's fabled billy goat curse. 
  • Chicago Sun-Times
    Chicago's&nbsp;storied tabloid went without a headline on the front cover, with the wraparound on the back reading, "What a w
    Chicago SunTimes
    Chicago's storied tabloid went without a headline on the front cover, with the wraparound on the back reading, "What a wonderful world."
  • Herald & Review - Central Illinois
    The Decatur-based paper out of central Illinois ran a headline that echoed a simple, shocking statement fans had waited more
    Herald Review
    The Decatur-based paper out of central Illinois ran a headline that echoed a simple, shocking statement fans had waited more than a century to hear: Cubs Win! 
  • Rockford Register Star
    The Rockford, Illinois, paper showed a fan favorites: a jubilant Anthony Rizzo carrying retiring catcher&nbsp;David Ross (aka
    Rockford Register Star
    The Rockford, Illinois, paper showed a fan favorites: a jubilant Anthony Rizzo carrying retiring catcher David Ross (aka "Grandpa Rossy," who is ending his career at 39 years old).

Papers around the U.S.:

  • New York Post
    Never one for subtlety, the NY Post actually made a pretty fair assessment: Game 7 was one of the most exciting finals in bas
    New York Post
    Never one for subtlety, the NY Post actually made a pretty fair assessment: Game 7 was one of the most exciting finals in baseball history. 
  • USA Today
    Hotel guests around the country had this little slice of history slipped under their door.&nbsp;
    USA Today
    Hotel guests around the country had this little slice of history slipped under their door. 
  • New York Times
    The Times&nbsp;apparently went to print before the game was called and instead took a gamble with a photo showing Cleveland e
    New York Times
    The Times apparently went to print before the game was called and instead took a gamble with a photo showing Cleveland eyeing a comeback. Of course, knowing now how the game played out, it has a slight "Dewey Defeats Truman" flavor to it. 
  • The Wall Street Journal
    In typical WSJ fashion, the paper manages to take an exciting event and bring it down a levels.&nbsp;
    The Wall Street Journal
    In typical WSJ fashion, the paper manages to take an exciting event and bring it down a levels. 
  • The Mercury News
    OK, we get it Mercury News: It took a long freaking time for the Cubs to win again.
    The Mercury News
    OK, we get it Mercury News: It took a long freaking time for the Cubs to win again.
  • Alaska Dispatch News
    The Cubs win even nabbed the front page all the way up in Alaska.
    Alaska Dispatch News
    The Cubs win even nabbed the front page all the way up in Alaska.
  • The Orange County Register
    The West Coast paper gets an A+ for its punny headline that gives a nod to the heartstopping rain delay that set &nbsp;fans o
    Orange County Register
    The West Coast paper gets an A+ for its punny headline that gives a nod to the heartstopping rain delay that set  fans on edge. 

Internationally:  

The Cubs victory made news in La Tribuna del Yaqui in the Mexican state of Sonora.&nbsp;
The Cubs victory made news in La Tribuna del Yaqui in the Mexican state of Sonora. 

In Ohio:

  • Sandusky Register
    The Register proves that even if your team loses, you can still run a great headline.&nbsp;
    Sandusky Register
    The Register proves that even if your team loses, you can still run a great headline. 
  • The Columbus Dispatch
    Simple, but it works on so many levels.&nbsp;
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Simple, but it works on so many levels. 
  • The Canton Repository
    An appropriate subhead: "Oof."&nbsp;
    The Canton Repository
    An appropriate subhead: "Oof." 
  • The Chornicle Telegram
    Indians fans can repeat what Cubs fans said more than a century: Maybe next year?&nbsp;
    The Chornicle
    Indians fans can repeat what Cubs fans said more than a century: Maybe next year? 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misidentified Cubs catcher David Ross as a pitcher.

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