A hundred-and-eight years’ worth of frustration were blown away for the faithful at Wrigley’s friendly confines, as Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, series MVP Ben Zobrist, and the rest of the wouldn’t-be-denied Chicago Cubs hung on to outlast Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis, Jose Ramirez, and the no-less-hungry Cleveland Indians in a seven-game contest ranked amongst the best ever played. All the memorable moments are spotlighted, along with exclusive interviews. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
The 2016 Fall Classic was the end of a long road. Generations of families and friends celebrated cherished memories newly washed by a championship. And it was, perhaps even the beginning of a new kind of journey for the Cubs and their fans. Owner Tom Ricketts and General Manager Theo Epstein collaborated to shape a staff and team that could pull off the most epic of championships. With a powerful combination of talent and grit, Manager Joe Maddon's cast of Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Jake Arrieta, Dexter Fowler, Jon Lester and World Series MVP Ben Zobrist, the Cubs played better baseball than the Giants and Dodgers to set up a historically dramatic World Series against the Indians. Of course, it would come down to a Game 7 full of surprise, anxiety, and excitement. The Cubs would overcome a tenacious Indians comeback, using a mythical rain delay, inspirational speech, and an extra inning of baseball to crown a 103-win season with a World Series title.