The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians meet in the final game of the 2016 World Series Wednesday, each team yearning for a prize that hasn’t been theirs in decades.

It’s been more than a century since the Cubs captured the top prize awarded to the Boys of Summer, a drought blamed in part on William Wrigley’s refusal to allow a billy goat into Wrigley Field during the 1945 contest against the Detroit Tigers. The goat’s owner, William Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, cursed the team.

Cleveland took a 3-1 lead in the 2016 series, but Chicago put an end to that Sunday night and came back to win Tuesday’s game as well to tie the series 3-3.

world series Fans jam the plaza outside Progressive Field in Cleveland for Game 7 of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs, Nov. 2, 2016. Photo: Jerry Lai/USA Today/Reuters

In preparation for Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, here are 10 quick facts about the two teams:

  1. The Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908. They also won in 1907 and played in 1909.
  2. The Indians have not won a World Series since 1948. They also won in 1920.
  3. The Cubs have not appeared in a World Series since 1945.
  4. The last time the Indians appeared in a World Series was 1997. They also appeared in 1995 and 1954.
  5. The Cubs’ Wrigley Field opened in 1914 and originally was known as Weeghman Park, home to the Chicago Whales of the Federal League.
  6. Progressive Field opened in 1994, replacing Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which the Indians had shared with the Cleveland Browns.
  7. The Cubs have 34 players who are paid an average $5 million for a total payroll of $171 million.
  8. The Indians have 30 players who are paid an average $3 million for a total payroll of $96 million.
  9. Catcher David Ross, 39, is the oldest player on the Cubs; left fielder Coco Crisp, 37, is the oldest player on the Indians.
  10. Shortstop Addison Russell and center fielder Albert Almora Jr. are the youngest players on the Cubs at 22; shortstop Francisco Lindo, 22, is the youngest player on the Indians.

Bonus fact: Most Cubs night games begin at 7:08 p.m., that's 19:08, military time.