The Chicago Cubs have shattered the the Billy Goat Curse!
After a grueling Game 7, the Cubs were named the 2016 Major League Baseball World Series champions on Wednesday, winning 8-7 over the Cleveland Indians.
Folks in the Wrigleyville neighborhood weren’t the only ones going absolutely nuts over the historic win, Twitter erupted! After all, it’s been 108 years since the Commissioner’s Trophy returned to Chicago. And no one was happier than die-hard Cubs fan Bill Murray!
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton‘s reaction was even caught on camera as she was watching the game via live stream on her iPad. “They did it! 108 years later and the drought is finally over. Way to make history, @Cubs. #FlyTheW,” Clinton tweeted.
The ups and downs of the best-of-7 series had fans on the edge of their seats, especially during Game 7 as the showdown went on until 1 a.m. local time after a slight rain delay and a total of ten innings.
Singer Brett Eldredge skipped the CMAs to cheer on his home team at Progressive Field on Wednesday. Actor Charlie Sheen was also in attendance, dressing as his Major League alter-ego Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn. Amy Schumer cheered on the Cubs with her sister Kim Caramele and brother Jason Stein.
Murray was cheering on the Cubbies as well, even buying rounds of beers for those seated around him. While up in the box suites were Cleveland Cavs players Lebron James, Richard Jefferson and J.R. Smith.
It all started when Dexter Fowler hit a home run in the first inning followed by Willson Contreras who tacked on an R.B.I. double in the fourth. At the top of the sixth, beloved Cubs catcher David Ross hit a HR in the final game of his career. In February, he announced he would be retiring after 14 years in the major leagues. And at 39, Ross a.k.a. “Grandpa Rossy” is the oldest player to homer in a World Series.
The bottom of the eighth was a nail-biter for the Cubs after Indians’ Rajai Davis scored a two-run HR to tie the game 6-6. But it was Cubs’ second baseman Ben Zobrist with a go-ahead knock to lead Chicago 7-6 at the top of the tenth. Soon after, Miguel Montero’s RBI single gave the Cubs an 8-6 lead.