Cubs' Zobrist takes home MVP honours


Ben Zobrist is the most valuable player of the 2016 World Series.

The Chicago Cubs outfielder helped bring to an end the franchise's 108-year championship drought on Wednesday.

His go-ahead double in the top of the 10th inning led to an 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians in game seven, securing a 4-3 series victory.

Zobrist went one-for-five in the instant classic, but he made the one hit count.

It was his third extra-base hit of the series, and he finished hitting .357 with a pair of RBIs and five runs scored.

Zobrist, who signed with the Cubs in the offseason, spent the latter half of last season as a key member of the 2015 World Series champions the Kansas City Royals, becoming the fourth player in history to win back-to-back titles in different leagues. 

Due to Zobrist's heroics, he beat out team-mates Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant -- both on the shortlist for National League MVP -- for the honours.

He is the first Cubs player to win the MVP, which was first awarded in 1955.