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An unnamed Chicago Cubs fan catches raindrops in his mouth after the Cubs finally won the World Series on Wednesday. His shirt says, "Just one before I die." Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs high-fives teammates after defeating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in Game 2 of the World Series. The Cubs and Indians will face off in Chicago for Game 3. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Art Institute's Bronze Lions Don Cubs Caps

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At cemeteries across Chicago, Cubs fans are leaving flags, pennants, flowers and balloons alongside the headstones of departed fans. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Cubs Fans Decorate Gravesites Of Loved Ones Across Chicago Area

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Chicago Cubs superfan Virginia Wood is celebrating her 102nd birthday next month, and she's hoping her beloved team grants her a wish — a World Series title. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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101-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Fan Hopes Beloved Team Grants Her Birthday Wish

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Fans walk outside Chicago's Wrigley Field prior to Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 15. Stacy Revere/Getty Images hide caption

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Cubs Fans Keep The Faith After A Lifetime Of Losing, And It's Paying Off

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Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals scores a run in the fifth inning against the New York Mets in Game Two of the 2015 World Series. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Changes In Safety And Diplomacy Are On Deck For Baseball's Opening Day

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hoists starting pitcher Jake Arrieta aloft after he finished a complete-game shutout of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild card game Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Arrieta struck out 11 while giving up four hits and no walks. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Let's Play Two! Remembering Chicago Cub Ernie Banks

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Remembering Ernie Banks, A Fan Favorite Whose Favorite Was The Fans

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Joe Tinker of the Chicago Cubs and Bill Bradley of the Cleveland Naps around 1910. Library of Congress hide caption

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Chicago Or Cleveland: Whose Teams Had More Downs Than Ups?

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