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     The End of the Curse book about Game 7 of the 2016 World Series contains beautiful full-page color photographs of the highlights and events of the game. Among them are the following . . .

  • Dexter Fowler hits a lead-off home run to give the Cubs an early one-run lead.
  • Willson Contreras hits an RBI double in the fourth inning to give the Cubs a two-run lead.
  • Kyle Hendricks returns to the dugout after being pulled by manager Joe Maddon in the fifth inning.
  • David Ross hits a solo home run in the sixth inning to give the Cubs a three-run lead.
  • Manager Joe Maddon pulls Jon Lester from the mound after a two-out single in the eighth inning.
  • Rajai Davis of Cleveland ties the score in the eighth inning with a two-run homer to left.
  • Jason Heyward is safe at second with a stolen base in the ninth inning.
  • Aroldis Chapman pitches to a Cleveland batter before the game goes into extra innings.
  • Kyle Schwarber heads to first base after his single to start the tenth inning.
  • Ben Zobrist doubles to left field to bring in the go-ahead run in the tenth inning.
  • Miguel Montero hits an opposite-field single with the bases loaded in the tenth to put the Cubs up by two.
  • Carl Edwards Jr. pitching in the bottom of the tenth inning.
  • Rajai Davis delivers an RBI single in the bottom of the tenth to bring the Indians within one run.
  • Mike Montgomery pitches to the final batter in the bottom of the tenth inning.
  • Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Mike Montgomery, and Addison Russell begin to celebrate after the final out secures the Cubs' World Series win.

     There are also a couple of black-and white photos that commemorate high points in Cubs history. One is a photo of the 1908 World Champion Chicago Cubs at their home stadium, West Side Grounds, after winning the World Series.

     The other black-and-white photo displayed in the book is a retouched photo of the first game ever played at Wrigley Field, which was then called Weeghman Park. The game was played on April 23, 1914, and it featured two teams from the Federal League: the Chicago Federals vs. the Kansas City Packers. This photo, as well as other archival Chicago photos, can be found on the useful website, Chicagology.com, which focuses on Chicago history prior to 1942.