Ben Zobrist named World Series MVP

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Cubs outfielder Ben Zobrist was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. He went 1-for-5 in the decisive Game 7, knocking in the first of two 10th-inning runs with a double to help stave off the Indians 8-7. In all seven games, Zobrist hit .357/.419/.464 with eight singles, a double, a triple, and two runs batted in.

Zobrist also won the World Series last year with the Royals. He was likewise a huge factor, getting three hits in a crucial 14-inning Game 1 win against the Mets. Wednesday marked the 54th postseason game in which Zobrist has played.

Zobrist, 35, is under contract with the Cubs through 2019, so he’ll hope to help the Cubs repeat next season.