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

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Mabel Ball.
Mabel Ball.
Photo courtesy of Rich Ball, Mabel's son.-WLS

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

ABC7 Eyewitness News first introduced viewers to Mabel Ball during the Cubs' World Series run.

She 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, and after they did, she could rest easy.