The Dallas Morning News

World championsh­ip flag flies over Wrigley

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CHICAGO — Finally, a banner moment at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs raised their 2016 World Series championsh­ip flag Monday night, delighting a raucous crowd that waited through a long rain delay for a moment more than a century in the making.

Hall of Famers Ryne Sandberg, Fergie Jenkins and Billy Williams raised banners for the franchise’s two previous championsh­ips and last year’s NL pennant. First baseman Anthony Rizzo had the initial honors for the drought-busting title flag before the rest of the Cubs took their turn.

Rizzo then brought the championsh­ip trophy out when he returned to the field from under the bleachers, drawing more cheers prior to Chicago’s home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers — which was delayed by rain for nearly two hours.

It was a moment generation­s of fans never got to witness. Even more wondered if they would ever get the chance.

But that all changed when the Cubs beat the Indians in a thrilling Game 7 at Cleveland last fall for their first championsh­ip since 1908.

Posey ‘fine’ after being hit in helmet by pitch: Giants catcher Buster Posey was doing well after being struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Taijuan Walker in the first inning and forced out of the game, a frightenin­g moment in San Francisco’s 4-1 victory against Arizona.

Giants manager Bochy said if Posey weren’t a catcher, he might have been OK to stay in the game, but the Giants weren’t taking a chance with the 2012 NL MVP and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Boston: The Red Sox have fumigated and disinfecte­d their clubhouse at Fenway Park to help fight the flu.

NY Yankees: Jordan Montgomery has earned the fifth starter’s job in the Yankees’ rotation and is scheduled to make his major league debut Wednesday night against Tampa Bay.

Philadelph­ia: Pete Rose will be inducted into the Philadelph­ia Phillies Wall of Fame in an on-field ceremony Aug. 12.

Washington: The Nationals placed SS Trea Turner on the 10-day DL with a strained right hamstring.

 ?? David Banks/The Associated Press ?? Anthony Rizzo holds the World Series championsh­ip trophy before the Cubs’ home opener. After a 108-year wait between Series titles, the ceremony was delayed for more than one hour by rain.
David Banks/The Associated Press Anthony Rizzo holds the World Series championsh­ip trophy before the Cubs’ home opener. After a 108-year wait between Series titles, the ceremony was delayed for more than one hour by rain.
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banner flies above Wrigley Field before the Cubs’ home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The World Series championsh­ip banner flies above Wrigley Field before the Cubs’ home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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