108-Year-Old Cubs Fan Reacts To Cubs Winning World Series

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Chicago Cubs fan Hazel Nilson has been waiting her whole life to see her team win the World Series and finally it happened.

On Wednesday night, Nilson was one of millions of baseball fans that was glued to Game 7 of the World Series between the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. To say Nilson was thrilled when her team went on to win the championship 8-7 in the tenth inning would be an understatement, according to People magazine. (RELATED: Cubs Fan Drinks 32-Year-Old Beer He Vowed To Drink When They Won The World Series [VIDEO])

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Nilson was born in Chicago near Wrigley Field in 1908, the last time the Cubs won the World Series. (RELATED: Watch Thousands Of Cubs Fans Lose Their Minds After The World Series Win [VIDEO])

“Happy! Awesome,” Nilson told the local news outlet after the win. “Oh, that was great.”

The moment was captured here and shared on Twitter.

Nilson lived through the Great Depression, two world wars, the moon landing and remained a Cubs fan through it all. She says she never “lost faith” that her team would do it again and didn’t miss the moment when the game went all the way to one o’clock in the morning due to an extra inning and rain delay.

“I never lost faith in the Cubs,” Nilson said. “Win or lose, I love them.”

“This year I’ve been pulling like crazy….one more game.”

Nilson along with thousands of Cubs fans reacted to the moment with pure joy.

“This is the moment outside Wrigley Field when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series,” another outlet tweeted.


Katie Jerkovich



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