Cleveland Celebrates Historic First NBA Title as City Hosts World Series Game 1

Cavs celebrate their first NBA title just before Game 1 of the World Series.

ByABC News
October 25, 2016, 7:50 AM

— -- History in the making is scheduled tonight in Cleveland as the Cubs and Indians face off in Game 1 of the World Series. While both teams look to break their losing streaks, Cleveland fans will play host to a celebration unlike any the city has ever seen.

The Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA championship banner and ring ceremony is set to commence at the Quicken Loans Arena nearly half an hour before the first pitch of the Indians first World Series game since 1997, just steps away from the entrance of Progressive Field.

Cleveland, a city often mocked as "the mistake by the lake," finally took home their first NBA Championship title when the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors last season.

The Indians haven't had a World Series win since 1948, but the Cubs have been dubbed the lovable losers after a century-old dry spell. Their last World Series title was in 1908.

In the last 50 years however, Chicago has racked up 11 major sports championships while Cleveland has earned just one.

For a city with a long losing streak, tonight will be a big celebration for everyone in the host city and both teams have shown their support for one another as the NBA season kicks off and the MLB season comes to a close.

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