On October 7, 2016, Howard Ankin attended a Chicago Cubs playoff game that saw John Lester out duel Johnny Cueto of the Giants in a 1-0 Cubs win. The only run of the game came on a dramatic Javier Baez home run with one out in the bottom of the eighth. It was the first game of the divisional series.
108 years later, the Chicago Cubs were finally able to claim a huge victory win. The Cubs defeated the Indians when they won 4 games out of 7. On November 2, 2016, the Chicago Cubs played a nerve-wracking game against the Cleveland Indians. This playoff game was the first time in history to experience a rain delay, which happened right before the 10th inning. The big victory welcomed a huge celebration in Chicago. Chicago took a collective day off that Friday, with more than 5 million people attending the World Series celebration. The 6 mile parade was full of energy and emotions as the Cubs paraded through. The Chicago River was dyed “Cubbie Blue” in honor of their great victory.