For the Chicago Cubs it’s been 71 years since their last world series appearance and over 100 years since their last world series championship. But coming off a season with over 100 wins they find themselves back in the world series. For their counterparts the Cleveland Indians it’s been 19 years since they reached the promise land for the 6th time in team history. They will represent the American League in the world series after a regular season win percentage of .584, their highest in the last 9 years. Both teams have young guns who have never felt the pressure they will feel in the series like Kris Bryant and Tyler Naquin, but they also have veteran players and managers such as Terry Francona and Joe Maddon.
This world series will satisfy not only fan bases but also T.V ratings. In a game 5 of the NLCS, the cubs mounted a 5-2 comeback for the to move on to the world series. This had an astronomical boost to the ratings of Fox Sports It was the most watched broadcast for the company with an average of 6,368,000 views. This will only grow bigger for the world series because the two teams have gone 174 years combined without a world series championship. This series will make history not only on the baseball diamond, but in the media world as well.