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New York Mets' Daniel Murphy scores past Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero during the seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Chicago. Murphy scored from third on a ball hit by Lucas Duda. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
New York Mets' Daniel Murphy scores past Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero during the seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Chicago. Murphy scored from third on a ball hit by Lucas Duda. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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The Chicago Cubs are down three games in the National League Championship series against the New York Mets — up against the wall and losing hope of winning their first World Series since 1908. We preview the game and look at the great and infamous moments of past World Series with Only a Game host Bill Littlefield.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only a Game, which tweets @OnlyaGameNPR.

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This segment aired on October 21, 2015.

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