108-year-old Cubs fan died a happy woman, son says

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Mabel Ball.
Mabel Ball.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- The son of a 108-year-old Chicago Cubs fan said his mother died a happy woman this week.

Mabel Ball was born the same year the Cubs had last won the World Series - in 1908 - and watched the team her entire life.

Her 75-year-old son, Rich, told the Chicago Tribune she passed away this week at a nursing home in north suburban Northbrook.

He said she waited and waited for her team to win again, and after they did, she could rest easy.