The Chicago Cubs are your 2016 World Series Champions! One of the MLB’s most popular teams, the Chicago Cubs, had a perfect 2016 MLB season. The Cubs finished the 2016 MLB season with 103 wins and a first place finish in the National League Central. The Cubs then went on to beat the Cleveland Indians in and exciting Game 7 game in the World Series. The Cubs will try to repeat for the 2017 MLB season and become back-to-back MLB World Series Champions.
The Chicago Cubs had not won the World Series in 108 years until 2016. “The Curse” was broken for the Wrigley Field soldiers by being crowned World Series Champions by year end. The Cubs fan base is one of the best the sports world has to offer. Through that horrible drought and disappointing seasons the Chicago Cubs filled Wrigley Field on a nightly basis.
Chicago Cubs tickets sell out for nearly every game, filling every seat at Wrigley Field to cheer on their Cubbies!
The Chicago Cubs (known as the White Stockings then) franchise dates to 1876, but it wouldn’t be for another 25 years that they would become known as the Chicago Cubs. The Chicago Daily News was the first to pen the name Cubs. In 1907 and 1908 the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers both years to win the World Series. Over the rest of the 1900’s, the Cubs fortune was blamed on poor management, players or the “Curse of the Billy Goat,” the team remained without a title since 1908.
Wrigley Field, the second oldest stadium only behind Boston’s Fenway Park, is the home of the beloved Chicago Cubs. The fan base is so sincere, passionate, and die hard they have all sorts of hands on activities for the fans. One of the best is the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by fans and guests that was originated by the legendary Cubs announcer, Harry Caray. There is a statue that was erected outside of the stadium in his honor.
The Washington Nationals are coming off a strong but disappointing 2016 MLB season. The Nationals placed first in the National League East with 95 wins but lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. The Nationals are looking to improve on their MLB post season record in the 2017 MLB Season.
In 2005, the Montreal Expos MLB organization moved to Washington, DC and changed their name to the Washington Nationals. The team plays in the National League of Major League Baseball. From 2005 to 2007, the team played in RFK Stadium, however, since 2008 their home stadium has been Nationals Park.
Since their relocation, have won the National League East title in 2012, 2014, and 2016. The Nationals play against tough competition night in and night out in their league against teams like the New York Met, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and Miami Marlins. The team was constructed with young players like Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez to create a competitive team over time.
From 1901 through 1971, D.C. was home to the Washington Senators, a Major League Baseball team. The Senators lasted from 1901 to 1961, going to three World Series, winning the championship in 1924. Check out the Nationals game schedule above and let CapitalCityTickets.com fill your baseball ticket needs this season.