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Cubs' victory cheered by famous fans Clinton, Murray and more

No one knows who'll win the World Series, but the Cubbies might take the crown for the most celebrity fans.

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The Chicago Cubs' win on Saturday put them in the World Series for the first time since 1945. The long-awaited victory did something that couldn't even have been imagined back then -- it tossed a firework onto social media that's still happily burning away.

After the win, Hillary Clinton's traveling press secretary, Nick Merrill, tweeted this image of the Democratic presidential nominee discovering that her hometown team had made it to the Series.

Of course, everything election-related has to be controversial this year. Some pointed out that Clinton, a Chicago native and former US senator from New York, has also rooted for the Yankees.

And some reactions were just funny.

Clinton wasn't the only Chicago native in politics to root for the Cubs. First lady Michelle Obama, who grew up in the Windy City, remembered her late father Fraser Robinson III in her Cub-celebrating tweet.

Even her husband the president, a devoted fan of the Cubbies' cross-city rivals, the White Sox, congratulated the team.

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam fame may be more associated with the Seattle grunge scene than his home state of Illinois these days, but Vedder has never hidden his Cub fandom. He even wrote a 2008 song proclaiming that one day, the Cubs will go "All the Way."

In the song, Vedder sings of a Cubs' World Series victory when he'll be "crying and covered in beer." After Saturday's big win, sportswriters couldn't resist tweeting out photos of Vedder in the Cubs' clubhouse covered in ... possibly beer, but probably also champagne.

But perhaps one of the most touching celeb Cub tributes was this much-shared Vine of comedian and actor Bill Murray, a native of Evanston, Ill., crying some serious tears of joy as the team clinched the National League pennant. Nothing got "Lost in Translation" here.