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Division title close at hand

Originally Published: September 27, 2003
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- They stood on chairs. They stood on railings. They waved their arms and splashed warm beer in what became a wild sea of madness.

And yet the Cubs hadn't won anything.

Sure, they had beaten Pittsburgh 4-2 and, combined with Milwaukee's 5-2 win over Houston, had reduced their magic number to one. But really, the Cubs hadn't won anything. They hadn't yet accomplished their season-long goal of reaching the postseason.

But nobody seemed to care. Wrigley Field trembled. ...

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