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10/23/2016 | World Series positional breakdown: Cubs vs. Tribe

You might say it's a matchup that's been decades in the making. One way or another, either Chicago or Cleveland is going to end a historic postseason drought in the World Series. Let's break it down position by position.

10/23/2016 | DYK: History lesson: 20 amazing Cubs and Indians facts

Despite their lack of championship pennants in recent years, both the Cubs and Indians boast long and storied histories that involve some of the greatest players to ever step onto the baseball diamond.

10/23/2016 | Series has a wrinkle for Chicagoland's Kipnis

Why did it have to be the Cubs? That was Jason Kipnis' initial reaction. The Indians' second baseman was born and raised in Northbrook, Ill., a suburb on Chicago's North Side. Reaching the World Series has been a dream come true for Kipnis and his Cleveland teammates, but there is now a torturous tone to it for him.

10/23/2016 | C's the day before: Chicago, Cleveland ready

One way or the other, a long wait will end at the conclusion of the World Series, as the Indians, 68 years after their last Series title, face the Cubs, who haven't been on top of the baseball world in 108 years.

10/23/2016 | Tomlin's dad will be there for Game 3 start

Josh Tomlin got the nod to start Game 3 of the World Series in Wrigley Field. His father, Jerry, got the nod to travel to Wrigley to watch his son pitch. Enter one of the great subplots of an Indians-Cubs World Series loaded with them.

10/23/2016 | Salazar throws sim game, could pitch in Series

Wild Thing might just be the Indians' wild card for the World Series. During Sunday's workout, right-hander Danny Salazar took the mound at Progressive Field as the song, "Wild Thing," blared through the stadium's sound system. The hard-throwing starter then worked through a three-inning simulated game, taking another important step in his potential return from a strained right forearm, and in his quest to make the World Series roster.

10/23/2016 | How long has it been for Tribe, Cubs? Papers tell story

No matter who wins this World Series, history will be made and a long-suffering fan base on the north side of Chicago or the shores of Lake Erie will witness a far-too-rare title. To truly comprehend just how rare, let's hop in the hardball time machine and revisit the world the day after each team last won a Fall Classic on the front pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Chicago Daily Tribune.

10/23/2016 | 'Major League' writer, director Wild about Tribe

Welcome back, Jobu, Wild Thing, Roger Dorn and Lou Brown.

10/23/2016 | Tribe to open WS with Kluber; Bauer, Tomlin to follow

Indians manager Terry Francona announced on Sunday evening that ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and the right-hander will be followed by Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin in Games 2 and 3.

10/23/2016 | Fall Classic reunion fitting for Chapman, Miller

When Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller took off the Yankees pinstripes and said their goodbyes to one another last summer, they knew this kind of reunion was a possibility.

10/23/2016 | Fans all over: Tribe's reach wider than you might think

This is no major market, and because of that, the Indians' fountain of fandom might not overflow quite as it does for their World Series-rival Cubs. But if rooting for an oft-overlooked underdog with a puny payroll that advanced to this point despite losing two stud starters and an elite outfielder to injury is not enough to woo you into pulling for the American League champs in this Fall Classic, which begins Tuesday night at Progressive Field, perhaps there are other connections you ought to consider.

10/23/2016 | Don't miss it! Historic World Series is on MLB.TV

The World Series for the ages begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday with Game 1 between the Cubs and Indians at Progressive Field, and each FOX broadcast on the way to the drought-busting clincher will be streamed live to eligible subscribers for only $9.99 with the MLB.TV Postseason package.

10/23/2016 | Tribe's return to World Series stirs memories for Thome

Indians legend Jim Thome has a direct connection to this season's World Series combatants, having grown up in Peoria, Ill., a city with many Cubs fans, and playing parts of 13 seasons in Cleveland.

10/23/2016 | 1948 WS fan hopes to see 'beloved Tribe' win again

The regulars at Shimrak's Cafe, located at E. 33rd St. and Superior Ave. once upon a time in Cleveland, used to quiz little Pete about the Indians. He rarely was wrong. Pete knew all the batting averages for the hitters and records for the pitchers.

10/23/2016 | 'This is our year': Tribe fans confident vs. Cubs

The Chicago Cubs had baseball's best regular-season record and now they'll join the Indians on their own curse-breaking quest in the World Series.

10/22/2016 | Title time: Cubs, Indians meet eyeing end to World Series droughts

Cubs. Indians. World Series. It's about time.

10/22/2016 | C to shining C! Cleveland awaits Cubs

The visitors' clubhouse at Wrigley Field has never been described as spacious. Players are pretty confined underneath the Friendly Confines, lacking much room between lockers to maneuver. A champagne celebration could be chaotic inside Chicago's cramped quarters.

10/22/2016 | Start times set for World Series

Major League Baseball has announced the start times for the World Series, scheduled to begin Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Indians will face the Cubs.

10/22/2016 | C to shining C! Cleveland awaits Cubs

It's the Cubs! The Indians will face the Cubs, who claimed the National League pennant with a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series at Wrigley Field on Saturday night, in the 2016 World Series. Game 1 will be played Tuesday night at Progressive Field.

10/22/2016 | Oldest Indians champion rooting for new winners

It is a unique distinction, but it's one Eddie Robinson has no interest in maintaining. The last living member of the last Indians team to win the World Series? That's not exactly a badge of honor for the 95-year-old former first baseman on the 1948 champs. "I think it's time," Robinson said. "And this may be the year."

10/22/2016 | For every challenge, Tribe has found solution

Every team encounters adversity throughout a baseball season. In the wake of setbacks, fans are often left wondering what their team might have accomplished if so many things had not gone wrong. For Cleveland, which is preparing for the World Series, the question is a little different this year. Could the Indians have pulled this off if everything had gone according to plan?

10/22/2016 | Doby, Paige highlight special 1948 World Series

Jackie Robinson and Dan Bankhead became the first African-American players to appear in the World Series as members of the National League-champion Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But there are other thresholds worth celebrating, and it was the '48 Indians that became the first World Series-winning ballclub to feature African-American players, in Larry Doby and Satchel Paige.

10/22/2016 | Whereabouts of Tribe's '48 title pennant remains a mystery

It once flapped in the breeze above old Municipal Stadium, a physical representation of a triumphant World Series title that the Indians have fought futilely to reclaim for the past 68 years. Our best guess is that it was upwards of 15 feet wide, a broad banner broadcasting Cleveland's clout to any and all. And because the importance of that 1948 outcome has only grown in measure with each successive season that has led to this 2016 return to the Fall Classic stage, you could say the importance of this pennant has only grown in importance, too. Now, if only we knew where the heck it is.

10/21/2016 | Tribe's Zimmer flaunts terrific tools in Fall League win

Cleveland's top prospect Bradley Zimmer has some of the best all-around tools in the Arizona Fall League, and several of them were on display Friday afternoon. The Indians outfielder led the Mesa Solar Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions, opening the scoring with a first-inning homer and ending it with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

10/21/2016 | Miocic loves championship fight in his Indians

The Curse, as it were, survived in Cleveland long enough that credit for killing it is something valuable, albeit not tangible. That credit clearly tends to go to the Cavaliers, who won the city's first major professional title in 52 years. But Stipe Miocic may have knocked down the first domino.

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