The Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist hits an RBI triple during the fifth inning of game two of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians.
The Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist hits an RBI triple during the fifth inning of game two of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians. David J. Phillip

After 71 years, World Series returns to Wrigley Field

BASEBALL: The famous Wrigley Field will get its first taste of World Series in more than seven decades when the Chicago Cubs welcome the Cleveland Indians for game three of the 2016 instalment tomorrow (AEST).

The teams are tied at 1-1 in the best-of-seven series after the Cubs hit back from a 6-0 shutout in the opener to record a convincing 5-1 win of their own.

"It's always crazy good,” Chicago manager Joe Maddon said of Wrigley Field, which hasn't hosted a World Series match since 1945. "But I'd have to imagine a little bit more than that, especially coming back at 1-1.

"It's the finest venue there is in professional sports and maybe in all of sports ... but now having a World Series to root for, it's going to be incredibly special.”

Tickets for the game on resale site StubHub are going for as much as $A329,400.

"I love baseball history, and Wrigley Field is as good as it gets when it comes to that,” said Cubs left fielder Ben Zobrist.


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