When is the first World Series game? Date, start time Cubs vs. Indians Game 1

Published 4:47 pm Sunday, October 23, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — The World Series Game 1 date, start time is set for the Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians in this highly-anticipated historic sporting event.

Game 1: (Cleveland) Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. on FOX

The Latest on fan reaction to Chicago Cubs’ advancing to the World Series (all times local):

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3:30 p.m.

President Barack Obama is giving it up for the Chicago Cubs.

Obama posted a message of “Holy Cow” and congratulations Sunday on Twitter, adding: “Even this White Sox fan was happy to see Wrigley rocking last night.”

Obama is a well-known fan of the Cubs’ crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox.

First lady Michelle Obama beat the president to it earlier Sunday with her own tweet celebrating the Cubs’ pennant win.


1:45 p.m.

Police say the celebration of the Chicago Cubs’ winning the National League championship was nearly trouble-free.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says “it was a very safe and enjoyable celebration” Saturday night. He says officers made only six misdemeanor arrests in a crowd they estimated at 30,000.

Arrestees were cited for unlawful sale of tickets, obstructing traffic, disorderly conduct and other misdemeanors.


12:15 p.m.

Loyal Chicago Cubs fans as far south as San Antonio, Texas, are thrilled to see their team headed to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

Chicago native Jimmy Tingas owns Wrigleyville Grill in San Antonio where he caters to homesick former Chicagoans still craving hot dogs and Italian beef. The 47-year-old restaurant owner says his customers enjoy sharing their memories of blizzards, basketball championships and two Mayor Daleys.

On Saturday, Tingas and his Wrigleyville Grill patrons watched the Cubs win Game 6 of the NL Championship Series. He says “people were going nuts” and many shed tears.

Tingas says fans are shaking off superstition like the infamous billy goat curse. But as he puts it: “When we win the World Series we’re going to have roasted goat, I’ll tell you that.”


11 a.m.

Dorothy Farrell’s face is familiar to anyone who watched the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series: She’s the 90-year-old season-ticket holder who was beaming with jubilation in a front-row seat.

Fox Sports interviewed Farrell after the Cubs won Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night in Chicago. She says she’s not worried about the Cleveland Indians, who the Cubs will face Tuesday in Game 1.

As Farrell put it, “I just wished wish my brothers were alive to see this … They loved the Cubs. And my father did too. But they’re all dead now. This old lady’s still living.”

When asked how she would celebrate the win, she said: “I’ll probably have a Jagermeister.”


10:20 a.m.

The victorious Chicago Cubs are earning cheers from their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox.

The White Sox posted its congratulations to the National League champions on Twitter. The White Sox’ most recent World Series win was in 2005.

The city’s other professional sports teams are also adding their praise. Tweets from the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Fire are saluting the Cubs.

The Cubs face the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday.


9:45 a.m.

First lady Michelle Obama is congratulating her hometown Chicago Cubs after the team clinched an appearance in the World Series.

The Chicago native on Sunday morning tweeted: “Way to go Cubs!!” She then recalled her father, saying “My Dad is the reason I’m a true Cubs fans. He’d be so proud!”

She signed off on the tweet from her @FLOTUS account with her personal signature, “-mo,” meaning she wrote the message herself.

President Barack Obama is a well-known fan of the Cubs’ crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox.


9 a.m.

Chicago Cubs fans are waking up to a new reality: Their team is headed to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

Many still-stunned fans took to social media Sunday morning to ask if they’d been dreaming and to catch up on the posts from famous Cubs fans.

Comedian and actor Bob Newhart posted a photo of himself, his grandchildren and the “W” flag they made for him.

Actor John Cusack posted two words last night along with a photo of the team celebrating at Wrigley Field. As he put it: “It’s. Done.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a statement Saturday night celebrating the pennant win. He says: “The fun continues in Cleveland on Tuesday night.”

The Cubs face the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday.


1 a.m.

Chicago Cubs fans are turning their attention to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

Large crowds of people hit the streets outside Wrigley Field on Saturday night after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945.

A majority of the fans celebrated peacefully, with many taking selfies in front of the stadium. Police say one person was arrested after climbing a traffic pole.

Longtime fan Brian Dusza was at the game. He says he never thought he’d see such a win, adding: “I can’t even describe what I’m feeling.”

Chicago faces the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.