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Dave McCullough explains how Cubs manager Joe Maddon nearly became Chicago's Grady Little after a near collapse in Game Seven of the World Series.
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Chicago Cubs Win First World Series in 108 Years

Dave McCullough presents our World Series Game Seven recap in which MLB crowns the Chicago Cubs world champs for the first time in 108 years.  Someone had to win. Baseball – more than any other sport – is about the...
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Addison Russell Slammed the Cubs into Game Seven

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Pete Hodges has our Game Six World Series recap in which the Chicago Cubs stave off elimination for at least one more game.
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Cleveland Indians Take Game Five and 3-1 Lead

Dave McCullough presents our World Series Game Five recap in which Cleveland took a three games to one lead. The Cleveland Indians are one victory from a World Series title after Corey Kluber stifled the Chicago Cubs offense over six...
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Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique charts to determine if John Hirschbeck called an even game behind the plate in Game Three of the World Series.
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Dave McCullough presents our Game Three World Series recap in which Coco Crisp was responsible for driving in the lone run in a bullpen duel.
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World Series Game Four Starter John Lackey

Ian York analyzes the repertoire of Game Four starter John Lackey as he prepares to face off against the Cleveland Indians.
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World Series Game Three Starter Kyle Hendricks

Ian York uses PITCHf/x data to analyze Chicago Cubs emerging top-of-the-rotation starter Kyle Hendricks before Game Three of the World Series.

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