Even Bill Murray cried when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series

By Charlotte Willis

There were tears.

Among the diehard fans overcome with emotion following the Chicago Cubs' history-making victory on Wednesday night was Bill Murray. And his reaction perfectly sums up how every Cubs fan felt in that incredible moment.

The Ghostbusters actor threw his arm in the air and started high-fiving as his beloved team notched the final out in the 10th inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series.

Murray's joyful reaction as he realised that the Cubs had finally broken their 108-year drought was captured on social media and quickly went viral.



Down on the field after the game had wrapped at Progressive Field in Clevelend, Ohio, Murray was barely holding it together.

The 66-year-old star is a Chicago native who has served as a sort of team mascot for the Cubs for many years. A frequent visitor to Wrigley Field, he's often captured on the big screen, cheering on his hometown city's loveable losers. At Game 3, he even hopped on the mic and sang Take Me Out to the Ballgame, to the delight of the entire stadium.

But until Wednesday night, Chicago's North Side team hadn't won the World Series since 1908. Murray was born in 1950 in Evanston, Illinois. So for the Emmy Award winner - and Cubs fans the world over - this was a moment a lifetime in the making.

The Lost in Translation star later celebrated by swigging champagne with players in the Cubs' clubhouse and telling reporters trying to interview him to "relax a bit" before dousing the crowd with bubbly.

"I knew I was going to cry, I didn't think it was because I was blind," Murray said, wiping celebratory champas from his eyes.

The actor also told ESPN that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will give the city's school children the rest of the week off "if he's as good a mayor as he wants to be."



- news.com.au

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