||The 2016 World Series was the 112th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series,
a best-of-seven playoff between the National League champion Chicago Cubs and the American League champion Cleveland Indians, the first meeting of those franchises in postseason history.
The Indians had home-field advantage because the AL had won the 2016 All-Star Game. The Cubs defeated the Indians in seven games, their first World Series victory in 108 years. They clinched
the Series in Game 7 with an 8–7 win in extra innings, marking the fifth time that a Game 7 had gone past nine innings, and the first one to have a rain delay, which happened just as the tenth inning was about to start. It was only the sixth time in World Series history that a team came
back from a deficit of three games to one to win a championship. This was the third consecutive year that the visiting team won the deciding game of the World Series. results