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World Series Win Could Bring National Sponsor Opportunities For Young Cubs Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 25 / 16

A World Series victory for the Cubs "could launch the team's charismatic young stars, and its grizzled manager, into the sports marketing elite," according to Robert Channick of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The Cubs have become a "national story extending far beyond the city and baseball fans, opening up a ...

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