The longest drought in American sports has come to an end after the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series championship in over a century.
The Cubs beat Cleveland 8-7 in 10 innings early Thursday morning to win the title for the first time in 108 years.
Chicago overcame a 3-1 Series deficit to claim victory in a Game 7 that was briefly delayed by rain just before the 10th inning.
Countless fans who were watching the game on TV in Chicago’s Wrigleyville bars spilled into the streets to celebrate the win moments after the game ended. Crowds could be heard singing “go Cubs go” at the top of their lungs well into the early morning.
Sporting good stores stayed open for hours after the victory, to let Cubs fans get their World Series gear.
Ben Zobrist was named the World Series MVP after delivering a tiebreaking double off losing pitcher Brian Shaw in the 10th inning.
Watch below: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred presents the World Series trophy to the Chicago Cubs after they defeated the Cleveland Indians in 7 games.
Cleveland still has not won a World Series since 1948, when the team beat the Boston Braves.
This was the second time Cleveland lost Game 7 of a World Series in extra innings. The team also lost in extra innings in their last Fall Classic to the Marlins in 1997.