Bill Murray leads celebrations after Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win
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Bill Murray leads celebrations after Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win

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Bill Murray, John Cusack, Seth Rogen and Leslie Jones lead the celebrations on Thursday morning after the Chicago Cubs claimed victory in the Major League Baseball World Series.

The Illinois-based baseball team had been suffering from a 108-year championship drought, but all that changed in the early hours of Thursday when they beat the Cleveland Indians.

Former Ghostbusters star and Illinois native Bill has long been a devoted supporter of the team, and was in the crowd to watch their historic win. Footage of his joyful reaction to the Cubs’ success quickly went viral, with fans even commenting they could see the actor had shed some tears after witnessing the victory.

Another star who was present to watch the game in person was High Fidelity actor John, also born in Illinois, who shared a snap from the sidelines writing: “Curse is gone”.

Numerous other notable names took to their social media to congratulate the team on their victory, with Knocked Up star Seth tweeting: “Congrats to all my comedy friends from Chicago. This joy will make you less funny for a few months.”

Emmy Rossum wrote on her Twitter, “Let this remind each and every one of us that – even if you’re down 3-1 & it’s been in 108 years – you can win against all odds”, while new Ghostbusters star Leslie added, “YAAAAAAASSSSS CUBS!!!!”

Laura Dern tweeted, “I LOVE YOU MY CUBS. HOME OF MY DAD. HOME FOR HISTORY. FOR BASEBALL,” and Rashida Jones wrote, “WOW congrats Chicago Cubs, what a win!! My dad’s hometown!! Celebrate safely, you championship curse breakers!”

Political stars also tweeted their joy at the Cubs’ victory, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton writing: “They did it! 108 years later and the drought is finally over. Way to make history, @Cubs. #FlyTheW -H.”

Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama wrote, “Go @Cubs, go! Been rooting for you since I was a kid, and so incredibly proud tonight,” while her husband President Barack Obama tweeted, “I’ll say it: Holy Cow, @Cubs fans. Even this White Sox fan was happy to see Wrigley rocking last night. #FlyTheW.”


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