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Hazel Nilson was born a few months before the Cubs won the World Series in 1908, and she waited her entire lifetime to watch them win it again.

By SI Wire
November 04, 2016

Calling the Chicago Cubs' World Series victory "the win of a lifetime" has a literal significance for one Cubs fan. 

Hazel Nilson was born on Aug. 21, 1908, a few months before the Cubs won the World Series, and she waited her entire life to watch them win it again.

Nilson, who is 108-years-old and now lives in New Hampshire, grew up within walking distance of Wrigley Field. She said she stayed up "long past my bedtime" on Wednesday to watch her favorite team win it all alongside her family at her assisted living home.

"It was a night I'll never forget," Nilson said, according to NECN.com. "We were all rooting for the Cubs, and suddenly they had the hit that scored the run. We all yelled — I even jumped up!"

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After 108 years of watching the Cubs lose, Nilson never lost faith.

"I always had hope that someday they'd win, and by golly, they did," she said.

She just lamented she couldn't be in the champagne-soaked clubhouse to celebrate the win with the players.

– Erin Flynn

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