One by one, the banners scaled up the four poles behind the center-field bleachers.
Flags commemorating the 1907 and 1908 World Series, as well as last year’s National League championship, were raised by three of the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history, Ryne Sandberg, Ferguson Jenkins and Billy Williams.
Anthony Rizzo and other current Cubs assembled under the last pole. Together, they pulled a white rope that slowly elevated the flag this city waited 108 years to win. The 2016 World Series banner now flapped back and forth in the windy night sky.
Wrigley Field roared.
From the visiting bench, Clayton Kershaw watched.
The ceremony before Monday night’s...