Knoxville Cubs fans celebrate World Series berth

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – For the first time since 1945 the Chicago Cubs are heading to the World Series after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night.

Fans around the world are still reeling from Saturday’s excitement as they cheer on the many familiar faces that came through the Tennessee Smokies AA baseball team.

“We had seven guys in the starting lineup last night that played for us in the last 2-3 years, which is pretty amazing,” says Smokies Chief Operating Officer Chris Allen.  “That really rarely ever happens.”

The Cubs will have their work cut out for them as they take on the American League champion Cleveland Indians.

“The Cleveland Indians are a great story too. They haven’t won it in 40 something years,” said Sports Source host John Pennington.  “But I think everyone is going to be pulling for the Cubs because that’s the team you root for.”

The Cubs will look to take the first step in ending their 108-year championship drought Tuesday.

First pitch for game one of the World Series is scheduled at 8:08 p.m.

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