World Series documentary unveiled at premiere

World Series documentary unveiled at premiere

CHICAGO -- If you're a fan of Ben Zobrist or Anthony Rizzo or anyone on the Cubs, or you want to celebrate David Ross one more time, or just feel the goosebumps from those seven games between the Cubs and Indians again, then you need to watch "The 2016 World Series."

"The real reason I want to see this movie is the 2016 World Series was the nine best days of my life and I can't remember any of it," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said before the documentary had its premiere at the Lyric Opera House on Tuesday night.

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Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

105-year-old Cubs fan revels in World Series win

105-year-old Cubs fan revels in World Series win

Sometimes the best things in life come at the age of 105.

Take Ray Styrlund. MLB.com introduced you to this Cubs superfan immediately after his favorite team finally won the National League pennant, and from then on it has been a steady stream of media interviews, even a visit by state representative Cheri Bustos to his assisted living facility in East Moline, Ill.

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Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

The ultimate selfie: Ross captures moment at parade

The ultimate selfie: Ross captures moment at parade

CHICAGO -- What do you do when 5 million fans show up to congratulate you on winning a World Series championship? You take a selfie. That's what David Ross did.

The veteran catcher, who is retiring after this season, took advantage of a moment on the stage during the Cubs' celebration at Grant Park on Friday to take a photo of himself with some of his teammates and the sea of fans packed into Hutchinson Field.

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Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Cubs invited to White House, SNL

Cubs invited to White House, SNL

CHICAGO -- President Barack Obama applauded the Cubs' first World Series championship since 1908 by inviting manager Joe Maddon and the team to the White House, while a handful of players will test their comedic chops in a guest appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

Obama tweeted after the Cubs captured the Series by beating the Indians in Game 7.

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Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Fans embrace euphoria at World Series parade

Fans embrace euphoria at World Series parade

CHICAGO -- Carl Amrhein has pulled off the near impossible by being both a Cardinals and a Cubs fan during the course of his life.

"I grew up a Cardinals fan," said the retired Amrhein, who was at Grant Park on Friday celebrating the Cubs' first World Series title since 1908 with an estimated 5 million of his closest friends. "Moved up here 30 years ago, and then I changed.

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Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Alyson Footer

Former Cubs revel in World Series triumph

'This, for me, is the last feather in the cap,' Sandberg says

Former Cubs revel in World Series triumph

CHICAGO -- The Cubs' World Series win had as much to do with their history as it did with their breathtaking 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 on Wednesday night, so it would seem only fitting that the now ex-Lovable Losers included the brightest stars from their past to celebrate.

The collective sigh of relief wasn't taken just by the mainstream fanbase, as plenty of former players celebrated the Cubs' historic championship.

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Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter. MLB.com reporters contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Emotional Rizzo salutes fans, Ross

Cubs first baseman also gives ball from final out of Game 7 to chairman Ricketts

Emotional Rizzo salutes fans, Ross

CHICAGO -- When Anthony Rizzo caught Kris Bryant's throw across the infield for the final out in the 10th inning of Game 7 of the World Series against the Indians, securing a Cubs win for their first title since 1908, the first baseman tucked the baseball into his back pocket. Rizzo made sure to give that ball to a member of the front-office staff to protect during the wild celebration after the Series win on Wednesday in Cleveland.

On Friday, Rizzo presented that ball to Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts during the team's rally at Grant Park.

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Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Holy crowd! Parade amazes Caray's widow

Holy crowd! Parade amazes Caray's widow

CHICAGO -- Dutchie Caray stood on a hill overlooking hundreds of thousands of Cubs fans at Grant Park and Hutchinson Field before the start of Friday's Cubs World Series victory rally and made an observation befitting of the unofficial first lady of Chicago baseball.

"Oh, my god. It's unbelievable. Just look at that crowd out there. My god," said Caray, who was married to broadcasting legend Harry Caray and still plays an active part in the highly successful Harry Caray Restaurant Group at 87.

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Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Phil Rogers

Baseball changed on North Side forever

5 million fans celebrate World Series parade in downtown Chicago

Baseball changed on North Side forever

CHICAGO -- They poured into the city before sunset, coming from all across the Midwest in cars and on buses. Thousands had flown into town on Thursday, from locations as far away as Puerto Rico, Vietnam and China. Those Cub fans lucky enough to wake up in their own beds rolled out of their North Side brownstones without bothering to eat breakfast.

With a chance to join in a communal celebration for their team's biggest win in 108 years, fans started arriving at Grant Park at 5 a.m. CT for a rally scheduled for noon. When the gates opened to let fans enter the park, the dash for spots was as wild as the seventh game of the World Series.

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Phil Rogers is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Joyful fans part of 7th largest gathering in human history

Joyful fans part of 7th largest gathering in human history

CHICAGO -- It was a blue Friday in Chicago, but it had nothing to do with sadness or any sort of gloomy weather emanating from this great city.

The color was connected to the Chicago Cubs, whose World Series title drew more people to a single event than had ever gathered on U.S. soil.

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Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Wrigley, millions: Cubs celebration epic

Fans come out in 'mind-boggling' show of support

Wrigley, millions: Cubs celebration epic

CHICAGO -- They came by train, by car, by bike and by kayak. They lined the streets around Wrigley Field, Lake Shore Drive and totally overwhelmed downtown Chicago. City officials estimate 5 million Cubs fans, nearly all wearing Cubbie blue and many carrying "W" flags, celebrated the newly crowned World Series champions on Friday.

This party was for all the current Cubs fans giddy after a 103-win club snapped a 108-year drought, and for those who weren't here but helped foster their children's love of the team.

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Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Terence Moore

Cubs-Indians matches best World Series Game 7s

Cubs-Indians matches best World Series Game 7s

Suddenly, everybody has an opinion on whether Wednesday night's thriller between the Cubs and the Indians slid past those 36 other Game 7s in World Series history to become the greatest ever.

My thought? Well, glad you asked.

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Terence Moore is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

World Series parade in Chicago: IRL

World Series parade in Chicago: IRL

The Cubs celebrated their first World Series title in 108 years Friday with a momentous parade and rally culminating at Chicago's Grant Park.

Given the excitement surrounding the Cubs winning their first World Series title since 1908 -- and Chicago's history of celebrating its champions -- turnout for the parade was massive, with city officials putting estimates at 5 million people in attendance. The skies were crystal clear and temperatures were in the upper 50s. Chicago public schools were closed and city officials dyed the Chicago River blue in the Cubs' honor.

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Bartman 'overjoyed' for Cubs, but laying low

Bartman 'overjoyed' for Cubs, but laying low

Steve Bartman is "overjoyed" that the Cubs won the World Series, according to a report from USA Today, but the longtime Cubs fan did not attend the celebratory parade in Chicago on Friday.

Bartman infamously interfered with Moises Alou attempting to catch a foul popup in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series against the Marlins. At the time, the Cubs were leading the series, 3-2, and the game, 3-0, but the play led to the floodgates opening to an eight-run inning for the Marlins, who went on to win Games 6 and 7, and then the World Series.

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David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Parade root! Watch: MLB Network, MLB.com

Mayor says Chicago's parade 'will stand the test of time'

Parade root! Watch: MLB Network, MLB.com

A party 108 years in the making will take place in Chicago today as the Cubs celebrate the end of a championship drought that spanned more than a century.

Fans who can't make it to Chicago can take in the celebration on MLB Network, whose parade coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET with a special edition of MLB Tonight featuring two live locations at Wrigley Field with hosts Heidi Watney, Jon Paul Morosi and Lauren Shehadi. The event also will be simulcast on MLB.com.

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Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

WATCH LIVE: Fly The W, Love A Parade

WATCH LIVE: Fly The W, Love A Parade

CHICAGO -- If there was a downside to the Cubs' first World Series championship since 1908, it's that they won it on the road, beating the Indians on Wednesday night in Game 7 in Cleveland. Today, the players, manager Joe Maddon and staff will be saluted by their fans in a parade that many Cubs fans probably never thought they'd live to see.

Watch: Live parade coverage

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Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Vote for Best Postseason Moment in MLB Awards

Vote for Best Postseason Moment in MLB Awards

Voting is underway for the Esurance Best Postseason Moment Award, on the heels of one of the great postseasons of recent memory. Five moments are on the ballot, including two from the Cubs' extra-inning 8-7 win in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Cast your vote for the Best Postseason Moment

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Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Former Cubs thrilled 2016 club secured title

Hall of Famer Sandberg among those celebrating following Game 7 victory

Former Cubs thrilled 2016 club secured title

The Cubs brought the team and its fans the franchise's first championship since 1908 with an 8-7 win against the Indians in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

As monumental an achievement as it was for the Cubs who won on the field, so many more through the years never got to taste a World Series victory with Chicago. As the city celebrated after Game 7, many of those former Cubs weighed in on this historic moment for the franchise.

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David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

World class! An oral history of Game 7

Cubs, Indians recount memorable moments from classic finale of Fall Classic

World class! An oral history of Game 7

It was one of the greatest World Series games ever, and looking back on it, how could it not be? The Cubs' 8-7 victory in 10 innings over the Indians in the deciding Game 7 was seemingly predestined to be a classic.

The Cubs, who hadn't won a World Series since 1908, had fought back from a 3-1 deficit to knot up the Fall Classic. But they faced a daunting Game 7 task on the road at Progressive Field.

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Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Richard Justice

Peerless leader: Maddon's style unique, unprecedented

After building winning culture with Rays, creative skipper reaches peak wth Cubs

Peerless leader: Maddon's style unique, unprecedented

Joe Maddon was in charge of the Angels' instructional league program one fall three decades ago when he heard Gene Mauch's gravelly voice behind him.

"I don't know how you're doing it, son," Mauch said. "But you've created a great environment here."

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Richard Justice is a columnist for MLB.com. You can follow him on Twitter @richardjustice. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Roger Schlueter

Stats of the Day: Cubs' title worth the wait

MLB's best team in 2016 ends epic World Series drought

Stats of the Day: Cubs' title worth the wait

Here are three interesting items from Game 7 of the World Series …

With their 8-7 win in Game 7 of the 2016 Fall Classic on Wednesday, the Cubs' stretch of 107 consecutive seasons without a World Series title came to an end.

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Roger Schlueter is a statistical researcher and writes for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Cubs are heavy wait champions!

Cubs are heavy wait champions!

CLEVELAND -- After a 108-year wait for a World Series championship, the Cubs had to wait just a little longer and the brief rain delay came at exactly the right time for Jason Heyward to give the players a pep talk.

A 17-minute delay followed the ninth inning, then Ben Zobrist smacked a tiebreaking RBI double in a two-run 10th that lifted the Cubs to an 8-7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night in Game 7.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.

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Heyward's rain delay pep talk inspires Cubs

Seventeen-minute stoppage might have been break champs needed

Heyward's rain delay pep talk inspires Cubs

CLEVELAND -- The Cubs made it as far as the weight room on the way to their clubhouse at Progressive Field on Wednesday night. They were wet, another band of rain having rolled through and causing what would be a 17-minute rain delay after nine innings of what was shaping into an epic Game 7.

Chicago was dejected after a three-run lead with four outs to go had slipped away from Aroldis Chapman. Retiring veteran catcher David Ross consoled Chapman, whose cheeks were streaked with tears as rain began to fall.

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Phil Rogers

Young Cubs team built to be a dynasty

World Series title in 2016 could be just the start

Young Cubs team built to be a dynasty

CLEVELAND -- They won the World Series, and that's a lot for one night, especially for players and executives representing a franchise that hadn't won since Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House.

But the Cubs are more than just the 2016 champions, and they know it. Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon and dozens of others have worked to build a team that has a chance to be the second coming of the Yankees, circa 1996-2003, and everyone knows it.

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Phil Rogers is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Shaw hits spot on fateful pitch to Zobrist

Indians reliever says he 'threw the ball where I wanted,' gives credit to Cubs left fielder

Shaw hits spot on fateful pitch to Zobrist

CLEVELAND -- On a night in which just about nothing went according to plan for the Indians, Corey Kluber and Andrew Miller succumbed to struggles not previously seen on this postseason stage. So durable had they been throughout this month that it was reasonable to believe they would team with closer Cody Allen as the only pitchers in a potential Game 7 World Series victory over the Cubs on Wednesday evening.

But Wednesday turned to Thursday, and all three had been used up by the time right-hander Bryan Shaw entered a tie game for the Indians with one out and a runner on first in the ninth, Allen being the only one who had not allowed a run. After Jason Heyward stole second and went to third on a throwing error by catcher Roberto Perez, Shaw got out of the jam unscathed. But he endured a Cubs rally in the 10th that made him the losing pitcher in an 8-7 Fall Classic affair packed with action.

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Winner take all: WS Game 7 facts and figures

Winner take all: WS Game 7 facts and figures

The Cubs and Indians added to Game 7 lore with a tense, taut, thrilling 2016 finale. Chicago became just the sixth team in a best-of-seven World Series to overcome a 3-1 deficit and win the title.

Here are a few more facts and figures about the history of Game 7 in the World Series:

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Richard Justice

Cubs-Tribe might have just played greatest game ever

Chicago's 10-inning win over valiant Cleveland squad to be remembered

Cubs-Tribe might have just played greatest game ever

CLEVELAND -- We may have just watched the greatest World Series game ever played, and that may be the thing the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians can agree on weeks from now when there's time to reflect on things.

The Cubs and Indians can take enormous pride in this 4-hour, 28-minute thriller that delivered on virtually every level. When it ended, the Cubs had won, 8-7, in 10 innings to capture their first World Series title in 108 years.

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Richard Justice is a columnist for MLB.com. You can follow him on Twitter @richardjustice. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

A look at World Series Game 7s

A look at World Series Game 7s

A World Series Game 7 doesn't come around very often, but when it does, it usually does not disappoint. We saw that again on Wednesday when the Cubs held off the Indians for a dramatic 8-7 win in 10 innings to end the longest title drought in North American pro sports.

In between Dexter Fowler's leadoff homer and Kris Bryant's game-ending assist with a smile, the game featured two runs scoring on one wild pitch, a journeyman speedster tying the game with a home run off the hardest thrower in the game, and a dramatic double in extra innings that ended 108 years of waiting for Cubs fans. With that epic game still fresh in our minds, there is no better time to take a trip down memory lane and relive all of the Game 7s in World Series history.

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Holy now! 108 years later, Cubs best in World

Hoyer: 'It's about this city and the fans who have stuck by this team forever'

Holy now! 108 years later, Cubs best in World

CLEVELAND -- Maybe when Addison Russell is 24, or Anthony Rizzo's nephew is old enough to watch videos, or Kris Bryant gets a gray hair, the young Cubs players will understand what they did this year.

What Russell, Rizzo, Bryant, pitcher Jon Lester and the rest of their teammates did was end a century-plus of heartbreak and give Cubs fans around the world a reason to celebrate. Ben Zobrist smacked a tiebreaking RBI double in the 10th inning and Dexter Fowler, Javier Baez and David Ross homered to power the Cubs to an 8-7 victory over the Indians in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

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Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tribe fans consoled by Cubs counterparts after Game 7

Tribe fans consoled by Cubs counterparts after Game 7

CLEVELAND -- Progressive Field was never like this before and it never will be like this again. There were Indians fans hugging Cubs fans when it was all done. There were compliments among the two fan bases, and there was a shared experience that sports never sees.

That is what they will remember at the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. It was the camaraderie around downtown Cleveland, seen in the outdoor restaurants of East 4th Street and seen in the concourses and every aisle of the ballpark. It was the certainty that one side would be let down, but also the feeling that if you were going to lose, those were the ones to lose to.

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Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Ben Weintrib is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.