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CLEVELAND (AP) — Like many die-hard Cubs fans, Bill Murray has finally been rewarded for his allegiance to Chicago's lovable losers with the team's first World Series title since 1908.
The Chicago native has served as a sort of team mascot, following the Cubs though their playoff run. The actor threw his arm in the air as the Cubs notched the final out in the 10th inning to beat Cleveland 8-7 in Wednesday's deciding Game 7.