(CBS) – Friday marked a special anniversary for the Chicago Cubs and their long-suffering fans: They won the World Series exactly 108 years before, to the day.
Not many people are still around from that time. But Louise Schaaf is an exception.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
Louise turns 110 on Sunday, when the Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers play Game 2 of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field.
She doesn’t see so good or hear so well, but she’s doing fine for 109.
People always ask her what’s her secret to longevity, and she’s not sure.
“I never drove a car,” she offers.
She predates the car. She was alive when the Cubs last won the World Series. She was just shy of 2 and still 20 years away from escaping Germany.
After Ellis Island, she made her way to Chicago, into the arms of a man named Irwin, who passed a quarter-century ago.
She is a Chicago sports fan, and went to one memorable Cubs game with her son and daughter – the 1972 no-hitter by pitcher Milt Pappas.
For the record, her favorite Chicago team is the Blackhawks. She was planning on staying up Friday night to watch Chicago take on the Nashville Predators.