Cleveland Sports Success Continues As Indians Reach World Series

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Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana celebrates after making the final out during the ninth inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

The Cleveland Indians won the American League pennant last night, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 to take the series in five games.

The Indians now advance to the World Series, making their first championship appearance since 1997. The team hasn’t won the series in more than 60 years. The city’s baseball success follows the NBA title won by the Cavaliers earlier this year.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speak with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca about what the milestone means for the city.


Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst, host of the daily podcast The Gist. He tweets @pescami.

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