Photo Gallery: Relive the Cubs' World Series clinching Game 7 win
Cubs fans take over Progressive Field
Cubs fans were well-represented at Progressive Field for Game 7 of the World Series against the Indians.
Fowler's fireworks get things started
Top of 1st: Dexter Fowler got the Cubs on the board four pitches into the game with a 406-foot home run to dead center.
Hendricks picks off Martinez
Bottom of 2nd: Jose Ramirez led off the inning with a single. But Kyle Hendricks caught him leaning and picked him off.
Schwarber stays hot...but not on the basepaths
Top of 3rd: Kyle Schwarber connected on his fifth hit of the series but was thrown out at second base to end frame.
Santana ties up Game 7
Bottom of 3rd: Carlos Santana drove in Coco Crisp, who had doubled earlier in the inning, to knot up Game 7 at 1-1.
Cubs run into trouble in the third
Bottom of 3rd: Javier Baez couldn't handle Addison Russell's underhand toss, and it put the Indians in prime position to take the lead with runners at first and second and one out.
Bosio settles down Hendricks
Bottom of 3rd: Pitching coach Chris Bosio came out to chat with Hendricks, who then got out of the inning with a Francisco Lindor lineout to left and a Mike Napoli lineout to third.
Bryant's aggressiveness pays off
Top of 4th: Addison Russell's fly ball to center field didn't seem deep enough to score Kris Bryant. But the likely NL MVP got aggressive on Rajai Davis and slid in under Jose Perez's tag to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead.
Top of 4th: Willson Contreras connected on a long double to center field that plated Ben Zobrist to extend the Cubs' lead to 3-1.
Baez channels his inner-NLCS self
Top of 5th: Javier Baez atoned for his earlier miscue with an opposite-field blast to right that extended the lead to 4-1.
Miller tries to stop the bleeding
Top of 5th: Terry Francona called on Andrew Miller earlier than expected in Game 5, hoping the ALCS MVP could shut down the Cubs offense.
Rizzo goes down the line
Top of 5th: But Bryzzo had other ideas. After Kris Bryant walked, Anthony Rizzo sent an RBI double down the line that gave the Cubs a 5-1 lead.
Hendricks gets the hook
Bottom of 5th: Joe Maddon pulled Kyle Hendricks after a two-out walk to Carlos Santana. Hendricks' Game 7 line: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER (2 R), 1 BB, 2 K
Jon Lester comes out of the bullpen
Bottom of 5th: Joe Maddon called upon Game 5 Jon Lester to end the threat.
Here come the Indians...
Bottom of 5th: But a Lester wild pitch that bounced off David Ross' mask plated both Santana and Jason Kipnis to pull the Indians within two, 5-3.
You can't write this stuff
Top of 6th: Ross' blunder a half inning earlier was all but forgotten when Grandpa Rossy blasted a home run off Andrew Miller to get a run back and give the Cubs a 6-3 lead.
Bill Murray looks nervous
Bottom of 6th: Even with a three-run lead Bill Murray knows to never celebrate too early.
Jon Lester is fired up
Bottom of 7th: Jon Lester is fired up after getting Jason Kipnis to strike out swinging, ending the Indians' rally.
Bottom of 8th: Joe Maddon turned to closer Aroldis Chapman after Jon Lester walked Jose Ramirez with two outs.
Bottom of 8th: Brandon Guyer doubled home Ramirez, followed by a two-run homer from Rajai Davis (pictured) that tied the game, 6-6.
Rossy ends his career with a rally starter...
Top of 9th: In his final plate appearance in the majors, David Ross draws a leadoff walk to start the Cubs' 9th inning.
Francona calls on Cody Allen
Top of 9th: With one out in the 9th, Terry Francona called for Cody Allen to face Javier Baez.
Jason Heyward takes second...and then third
Top of 9th: Jason Heyward got aggressive with a steal of second base, and when Jason Kipnis booted the bounce he took third with just one out.
Javy's puzzling bunt attempt
Top of 9th: With Heyward on third and the count run full, Javier Baez - who homered earlier in the game - attempted a bunt and fouled it off, resulting in a strikeout. Dexter Fowler then grounded out to shortstop to end the rally.
Indians go quietly in the 9th...
Bottom of 9th: Despite having the the top of the order up, the Indians went quietly against Chapman to send the game to extras.
A Game 7 rain delay
Top of 10th: Before extra innings began the tarp came on the field. It remained there during a 17-minute rain delay before play resumed.
Schwarber does it yet again
Top of 10th: Kyle Schwarber continues his tear in the postseason with a leadoff single in extra innings.
Bryant almost plays hero
Top of 10th: Kris Bryant's shot to right field was juuuust a few feet short of a homer. But pinch runner Albert Almora tagged up, and the Indians walked Anthony Rizzo to bring up Ben Zobrist.
Did someone order a World Series hero?
Top of 10th: Ben Zobrist shoots one down the line for an RBI double, plating Albert Almora to give the Cubs a 7-6 lead.
Pretty much says it all
Top of 10th: Yep.
A little insurance from Miggy
Top of 10th: With the bases loaded, Miguel Montero slapped a single to left field to push the Cubs' lead to 8-6 in extras.
C.J. Edwards comes in and closes the door
Bottom of 10th: Rookie Carl Edwards Jr. came on to shut the door on the Indians. He struck out Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez grounded out to short. Brandon Guyer then walked before Rajai Davis' RBI single knocked Edwards out of the game.
The Cubs win the 2016 World Series
Bottom of 10th: Mike Montgomery comes on and gets Michael Martinez to ground out to third. It happened: The Cubs are World Series champions.
A fitting sendoff
Grandpa Rossy was in tears while being carried off the field for the final time.
The men who made it happen off the field
Chairman and owner Tom Ricketts hoists the Cubs' first World Series trophy in 108 years. Alongside him, the other men who made it happen.
Jake gets things going
Things were less organized inside the locker room, where Jake Arrieta wasted no time popping bottles.
Dexter Fowler gets going
Dexter Fowler led off Game 7 with a home run. And he led off the celebrations in the locker room after Game 7.
Already looking for a repeat
In his second season with the Cubs, Joe Maddon led the Cubs to the promised land and said "peace" to the Indians.
The party starts back in Chicago
While the Cubs were busy celebrating in Cleveland, the North Siders' most faithful were getting things going in Wrigleyville.
The party starts back in Chicago
Fans went wild, to say the very least.
World. Series. Champions.
Safe to say that's the best that marquee has ever looked.
No one deserved it more than you, Bill.