Dexter Fowler to be the first black man to play a World Series game as a member of the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs will face off against Cleveland on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, and in doing so are set to make history in a way that sports fans and casual observers alike can appreciate.
It's been a long time since the Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series — 71 years, to be exact. For that reason alone, the team's 2016 season is one for the history books. The Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 to advance to their first World Series since the 1945 season.
But there's another reason to celebrate their victory, one that has to do with just how much has changed in the past 71 years.