Cleveland, OH (WLTX) - The Chicago Cubs ended over a century of title futility Wednesday night by winning the World Series in dramatic fashion, a 10th inning Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians.
And one of men who helped them do it grew up right here in the Midlands.
After the Cubs got a two-run lead in the top of the 10th inning, Carl Edwards Jr. was brought in to close the game out. Edwards grew up in Newberry and is a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School, and made his big-league debut last year.
Edwards was able to get the first two batters out, but then struggled a bit, giving up a run. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon then brought in another reliever, who got the next battery to ground out to end the game.
Cameras caught Edwards involved in the euphoria of winning with his teammates, holding a large "W" flag signifying "Cubs Win."
The String Bean Slinger, as he's known, is projected to have a bright future, and is considered one of the up-and-coming closers in the big leagues.