Bryzzo teamed up to score the Cubs' first World Series run in 71 years
A double off the bat of an outfielder named Bill Nicholson scored Peanuts Lowrey in the bottom of the eighth during Game 7 of the 1945 World Series, 71 years and 16 days ago. It was the last time a Cubs player scored a run in a World Series game … until Wednesday night.
In the top of the first during Game 2 of the World Series, Cleveland pitcher
Bryant stepped on the gas and motored all the way from first to home to give the Cubs their first run of the Series and, finally, their first World Series run since Lowrey. The wait for their next run was somewhat shorter as Rizzo scored on a
Lowrey's run wasn't enough for the 1945 Cubs. The team lost Game 7 and, consequently, the series to the Detroit Tigers. Although the 2016 Cubs are connected to Lowrey and the 1945 squad, this year's team is, of course, hoping for a happier end to their season.
The Cubs held on to win the game, 6-1, and tie the Series at one game apiece. Tune in to see which team pulls ahead in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET air time | 8 ET game time on FOX