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Former Woodchuck Zobrist named World Series MVP

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CLEVELAND (WAOW) -

Former Wisconsin Woodchuck Ben Zobrist was named the World Series MVP after his Chicago Cubs edged the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of an epic World Series.

Zobrist drove home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Game 7 with an RBI double, and for the series was 10-for-28 with two doubles and a triple, hitting .357.

"It's unbelievable." Zobrist said after being given the awarded via the FOX Sports Telecast. "I can't even put it into words. What this team has battled through all year long... The ups and the downs. It's an unbelievable team to be a part of."

"Every guy roots for each other and picks each other up and that's what we did during that rain delay," he continued.

The Cubs had a players only meeting during the rain delay between the ninth and 10th innings, before scoring two runs to take the lead in the top of the 10th.

Zobrist played for the Woodchucks in 2003, leading them to a Northwoods League Championship and earning MVP honors in the league that summer. He also won a World Series with the Royals last season.

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