Chicago Cubs Clinch National League Central Title, Head To Playoffs

Sep 16, 2016

It’s a beautiful day in Chicago, as Harry Carey might say.

The Cubs clinched the National League Central title last night, after the Saint Louis Cardinals lost to the San Francisco Giants. It’s the first time the Cubs have won the division title since 2008, though they did go to the playoffs last year as a wild card team, and eventually fell to the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series.

Cubs fans hope this year will be different, and maybe, just maybe, their team will finally bring home its first World Series since 1908.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Cheryl Raye Stout, sports contributor for WBEZ, about how fans in Chicago are reacting.


Cheryl Raye Stout, sports contributor for WBEZ in Chicago. She tweets @crayestout. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.