The Latest: Cubs fans revel in Wrigleyville after epic win

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate during a watch party, after Game 7 of the baseball World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Cubs, outside Progressive Field early Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 to win the series. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years. (all times local):


11 a.m.

Fans are gathering in Wrigleyville to snap selfies in front of the iconic marquee on the stadium that declares the Chicago Cubs ''World Series Champions.''

Long-suffering Cubs fans are reveling in the epic win over the Cleveland Indians, ending a 108-year-old drought.

Chicago resident and native of the Philippines Ian Bajamunde held up a newspaper with the joyous headlines and asked a passerby to take a picture of him in front of the stadium. A fan since 1996, he says it's ''surreal'' that the Cubs won. He chose the Cubs over the White Sox when he moved to city because he called the team ''more lovable.''

Fans also are adding their names in chalk to the back brick wall of Wrigley Field.


9:05 a.m.

The Cubs have returned to sweet home Chicago hours after knocking off the Indians in Cleveland to win their first World Series in 108 years.

A caravan of team buses was welcomed by a raucous crowd outside Wrigley Field early Thursday morning. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo showed off the World Series trophy for the cheering fans.

Players took turns passing the hardware around on their way back from Cleveland. Numerous Cubs players can be seen on Twitter posing with the trophy on the team plane, including Dexter Fowler, Jorge Soler and John Lackey.

Catcher David Ross, who homered in the final game of his career, shared his picture with the trophy and quipped, ''Look what the boys got me for my retirement.''