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108-year-old Cubs fan celebrates 2nd title of her lifetime

Nov 04, 2016 01:01 AM EDT

108-year-old Cubs fan celebrates 2nd title of her lifetime
108-year-old Cubs fan celebrates 2nd title of her lifetime

Hazel Nilson is one member of a small group of people left on this earth that was alive when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 1908. She didn't witness that one, though, having been born Aug. 21, 1908 - less than two months before the Cubs' second-most recent championship.

On Wednesday, the 108-year-old Nilson - who grew up just a few blocks from Wrigley Field - watched her beloved Cubs do the impossible: Win a second World Series in her lifetime, and the first one she could bear witness to. Though she's seen two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the development of air travel, the automobile, and all kinds of other technology in her lifetime, it was the Cubs winning the 2016 World Series that left her without words.

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