Newseum’s Front Pages Capture History-Making Win

Cubs Win!

The Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages is a popular destination on the Newseum’s website. On historic days, like when a baseball team wins the World Series for the first time in more than a century, there is always a significant spike in web traffic from people around the globe wanting to see how papers covered the story. Today’s Front Pages are no different and spotlight the Cubs history-making win in the early morning of Nov. 3.

The Chicago Cubs overcame a 108-year “curse,” a 3-1 series deficit and a 17-minute rain delay to defeat the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series. “At Last!” proclaims the Chicago Tribune. “Won for the Ages” declares the Journal Star, local paper of World Series MVP and Eureka, Ill., native Ben Zobrist. “Indian Bummer” greets long-suffering Cleveland fans in the Sandusky (Ohio) Register.

Each morning, copies of front pages from 50 states plus the District of Columbia are put on display in front of the Newseum. Thousands of tourists, commuters and museum visitors pass by the front pages each day, often stopping to look at the paper from their home state. Last month, ABC News went behind the scenes to find out how the museum gets the front pages ready each morning for the exhibit.

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