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The Houston Chronicle perfectly illustrates the emotional rollercoaster of winning a 7-game World Series

The Houston Astros won their first World Series title in franchise history on Wednesday night in a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7. The win represented not only a moment of celebration for the hurricane-ravaged city, but a satisfying payoff of years of hard work, rebuilding, and more than 106 losses between 2011 and 2013 for the team. As outfielder Carlos Beltran put it, "it only took 20 years to get to this position."

It was not exactly a cakewalk, though. Even coming off of triple-digit wins in the regular season, the Astros appeared to have met their match in the Dodgers, who pushed them through an epic series to a winner-take-all Game 7. The Dodgers won Game 1, the Astros Games 2 and 3, the Dodgers Game 4, Astros Game 5, and Dodgers Game 6.

Here is a look at what that rollercoaster of emotions — and the final, sweet payoff — looked like in the Magnolia City, as illustrated by the covers of the hometown paper, the Houston Chronicle. Jeva Lange