The New York Mets Clinch 2015 NLCS, Advance to First World Series Since 2000
Daniel Murphy homered for the sixth game in a row, setting a new major league postseason record. Murphy had four hits in Game 4 on Wednesday, and finished the series with four home runs and a .529 average in the series.
This marks the first World Series appearance for Mets manager Terry Collins, MLB's oldest manager at 66. Collins had the ninth-most games managed without even reaching the playoffs before this October — the second most since the playoffs first expanded in 1969, according to the NY Post.
The loss for the Cubs continues a World Series drought that has lasted for more than a century. Chicago last won the World Series in 1908.