No Matter What, A Huge World Series Drought Is Ending

Both the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians have gone more than 50 years without a World Series title.
Posted at 11:46 AM, Oct 24, 2016

A wildly long World Series title drought is finally ending. The only question is, which one?

"When you go this long and have so much frustration, so much disappointment, it's such a great experience to actually get to this point," a Cubs fan told WLS-TV in Chicago.

Chicago Cubs fans were elated Saturday night when their team beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the National League Championship Series and make the World Series.

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Chicago hasn't won it all since 1908. Back then, the Ottoman Empire still existed, Mark Twain was still alive, and the song "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" had only been in existence for a few months.

The Cubs haven't even made the World Series since 1945 — or rather, they hadn't.

"This moment kind of takes your breath away, just seeing all these deserving fans experience something no one's seen since the end of World War II," Cubs general manager Theo Epstein told WMAQ

The Cubs' drought is by far the longest in baseball, but their World Series opponents, the Cleveland Indians, are more than due for a title of their own.

The Indians last won the World Series in 1948. Back then, a first-class stamp cost 3 cents, cable TV became a thing, and the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" song wouldn't be released for another year.

So baseball fans should be ready for history when they tune in to the World Series, but keep in mind, one of these teams is going to have to keep waiting.