The best photos from the wild 2017 World Series

Kelsey Driscoll, AOL.com

The 2017 World Series began with the shortest game in the championship's history, but that quick and easy game sure wasn't a sign of things to come. 

After seven games, two finishes in extra innings, a seemingly endless amount of lead changes and more home runs than we've ever seen, a champion has finally been crowned. 

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The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of this year's Fall Classic on Wednesday night -- a win-or-go-home game for both rosters. The emotional win gave the Astros their first World Series title in franchise history. 

This Fall Classic is widely considered to be one of the most entertaining World Series we've seen in recent memory, thanks in part to the characters on each side. From a passionate Yasiel Puig to fan favorite Jose Altuve and well-liked aces Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw, there was no shortage of players to root for throughout these crazy games. 

As the saying goes, don't cry because it's over -- smile because it happened. 

Take a look back at the best photos and moments from the wild World Series: