Blackhawks’ Rocky Wirtz congratulates Cubs on winning World Series
For the second straight year and fourth time since 2010, the city of Chicago will host a championship parade.
At long last, the marquee at Wrigley Field is lit up with the words “World Series Champions” for the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 to win the 2016 World Series on Wednesday night at Cleveland’s Progressive Field, ending the franchise’s 108-year drought. In addition to halting the longest title drought in baseball, the Cubs became the first club to overcome a 3-1 Series deficit since the 1985 Kansas City Royals, who defeated a certain baseball team from St. Louis.
Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz released a statement Thursday morning on the Cubs winning the World Series.
"On behalf of our family and organization, congratulations to the Ricketts family and the Chicago Cubs for an incredible season and for winning the World Series. The unwavering loyalty of Chicago sports fans has been rewarded once again with yet another team being crowned world champions. Well done."
For the second straight year and fourth time since 2010, the city of Chicago will host a championship parade. The Hawks have had three of them and the Cubs will have theirs this year.