Ben Zobrist Wins World Series MVP After Hitting Go-Ahead RBI

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Ben Zobrist won the World Series MVP award a year after winning a World Series with the Kansas City Royals.

“It’s unbelievable,” Zobrist told the Fox audience. “I can’t even put into words what this team has battled through all year long.” He added, “That’s what we did during that rain delay.”

After blowing a three-run lead in the eighth, the Cubs scored two in the tenth after a short rain delay. Zobrist ignited the extra-innings heroics with an RBI double to put Chicago ahead 7-6. The Cubs ultimately won the game 8-7 after plating another runner and extinguishing a two-out rally by Cleveland in the bottom of the tenth that witnessed another Rajai Davis RBI.

Zobrist went 1-for-5 in Game Seven. But that one hit really mattered. The left fielder hit .357 for the series.

Chevrolet awarded him a 50th anniversary Camaro in appreciation. “I’m gonna have to take everyone on a ride in that,” Zobrist proclaimed, “for sure.”