Mayors of Chicago, Cleveland make World Series donations

Fans cheer after Chicago Cubs' David Ross's home run against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning of Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

CHICAGO (AP) – The mayors of Chicago and Cleveland say they’re each donating $1,000 to youth baseball organizations in the other’s city after the World Series.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement Sunday evening. It means that Emanuel will give $1,000 to The Historic League Park in Cleveland and Jackson will give $1,000 to the Playball initiative run by the Chicago Parks Foundation.

The two mayors didn’t make a friendly wager on this year’s World Series. Instead both said they’re making the donations to honor the sportsmanship and spirit shown by both teams and fans.

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in seven games over the Cleveland Indians, breaking the team’s 108-year championship drought. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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