The Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series last night to claim their first pennant since 1945.
In short, it's taken 71 years, but the Cubs are finally headed back to the World Series.
The Cubs will take on the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. The World Series will return to Wrigley Field in Chicago for Game 3 on Friday.
I can't even describe what I'm feeling.
For many people, this is an incredibly special moment. Cubs fans are a long-suffering bunch, having been starved of any chance of a championship for years.
The last time the Cubs even made it to the NLCS was 2003.
Cubs fan Brian Dusza told ESPN, "I never thought I'd see it."
Cubs fans online are absolutely buzzing.
So many baby Chicago Cubs fans are gonna be born 9 months from today.— Jennifer Brandel (@JenniferBrandel) October 23, 2016
The celebrations last night took many different forms.
Things that were still a thing the last time that the Chicago Cubs went to the World Series:
- Harry S. Truman was president.
- The League of Nations was still meeting.
- The Philippines was still a U.S. territory.
- World War II had just finished.
- The fact that microwaves could heat food had just been discovered.
- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hadn't been born yet.