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A Season for the Ages: How the 2016 Chicago Cubs Brought a by Al Yellon,Pat Hughes

By Al Yellon,Pat Hughes

No doubt, you’ve heard in regards to the Cubs’ decades-long run of futility. They hadn’t gained a pennant in seventy-one years or an international sequence in a checklist 108 years. To the disappointment of Cubs enthusiasts all over the place, the crew usually overlooked possibilities with soul-crushing defeats.

But after a whole teardown that led to a 100-loss season in 2012, Theo Epstein and his baseball employees reversed that with the Cubs of 2016, a workforce that was once not just supremely gifted, yet cared not anything for the entire media narratives of wasting. They did issues throughout the general season that no Cubs membership had performed in additional than a century, together with incomes the main wins for the franchise due to the fact 1910. The membership went directly to defeat the San Francisco Giants and la Dodgers within the nationwide League playoffs sooner than beating the Cleveland Indians to win the realm Series.

Anthony Rizzo, MVP candidate Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, supervisor Joe Maddon, and fan favorites like Javier Baez and David Ross are the heroes of the 2016 Cubs’ tale. informed by way of Al Yellon, handling editor of SB Nation’s Bleed Cubbie Blue, A Season to Remember chronicles not just the 2016 Cubs’ upward push to the pinnacle of the baseball heap, however the team’s—and the fans’—long trip to get there.

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