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Sunday News and Notes: Chicago Cubs win the NL pennant, will face the Indians in the World Series

It is truly the end of days: the Cubs and Indians are going to play in the World Series.

For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are NL champions
For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are NL champions
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Cubs near-perfect in beating Dodgers 5-0 to win first NL pennant since 1945 - Chicago Tribune

Dodgers vs. Cubs Box Score | 10/22/16

Something I never thought possible is going to happen: the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs will play in the World Series. Clayton Kershaw, who was just about perfect in Game 2, was mortal in Game 6. He couldn't spot his slider, and the Cubs took full advantage of it. And even if Kershaw had been on his game, it may not have mattered, for Kyle Hendricks pitched the game of his life, throwing seven shutout innings, facing just one over the minimum.

And so now at least one franchise will break a long championship drought.

Indians World Series News

Legend of Indians' missing 1948 title pennant |

After the Indians were eliminated in 1949, owner Bill Veeck buried the 1948 championship pennant in a "solemn" ceremony. The pennant hasn't been seen since.

Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan on his 'Team of Destiny,' trading for Andrew Miller and reaching the World Series |

The team owner talks about a wide range of things, including some background on the Andrew Miller trade.

Terry's Talkin': Inside story of how Cleveland Indians acquired Andrew Miller -- Terry Pluto (photos) |

And even more on the Andrew Miller deal. According to Pluto, at one point the deal included Carlos Beltran.

Sunday Notes: DH Dilemma, Indians, Gallardo, Glasnow, HoF Managers, more | FanGraphs Baseball

Laurilia ponders how Terry Francona will use Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana during the games at Wrigley Field. If I had to guess, Napoli will start Games 3 and 5 (if necessary), with Santana starting Game 4. And no, Santana isn't going to play third base or catcher...

Ticket prices for the Cubs-Indians World Series are insane | FOX Sports

For those who live in Chicago, be prepared to take out a second mortgage to buy World Series tickets at Wrigley Field.

Saunders: While celebrating the Cubs, don’t forget Indians’ tale of woe – The Denver Post

Former Indians broadcaster Jack Corrigan makes an appearance. Corrigan, along with Mike Hegan, called Indians games on WUAB, which was the only place a lot of us could see Indians games.


In recent days, MLB has added some past Indians highlights to their YouTube channel. Here's a small selection:

Larry Doby goes deep in Game 4 of the 1948 World Series

Sandy Alomar hits a homer off of Kevin Brown in Game 2 of the 1997 World Series

Alomar ties Game 3 of the 1995 World Series off of Atlanta closer Mark Wohlers