Chicago Sports: Five greatest moments since 1990

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Chicago Cubs win the World Series for the first time in 108 years

It took a century, literally, but the Chicago Cubs finally did it. In 2016 they finally won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. It was a long time coming for a lot of people that never thought they’d see the day. It took seven games and a comeback from down 3-1 in the series, but they did it.

The Cubs took the long and painful route to get to being an elite team. It took a long hard rebuild which saw them strip down the roster to nothing. It was all led by Theo Epstein, who famously ended the Boston Red Sox drought known as “The Curse of the Bambino”. He is now known for ending two World Series droughts that spanned nearly 200 combined years.

Epstein made a few different maneuvers that led to players like Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant forming their core. Strong veteran leaders like John Lester and David Ross were the final pieces to what would be a championship roster. When Bryant threw the final out to Rizzo, the city leaped with joy as the Cubs had never done that in any living human’s life. It was without question one of the best moments in Chicago sports history.