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World Series 2016: Celebrities Choose Between the Cubs and the Indians


(NEW YORK) — It will be Tom Hanks vs. Bill Murray, Dwyane Wade vs. LeBron James and Arsenio Hall vs. Marlee Matlin when the Chicago Cubs meet the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night in game one of the World Series.

Famous fans are lining up behind both teams for the historic face-off. With stakes this high — the Cubs last won a World Series in 1908, while the Indians last took the title in 1948 — it’s no surprise that there’s some friendly wagering going on between the stars.

After the cubs clinched the National League Championship on Saturday, Wade, a Chicago native, reached out to fellow NBA star and Ohio native James.

@DwyaneWade Absolutely!! We're placing a nice bet and more on this one my friend! #WorldSeries #RallyTogether

— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 23, 2016

Hall, who is a Cleveland native, reached out to Marlee Matlin, who hails from the Chicago suburbs.

Which hat you like @MarleeMatlin? #C/Land ⚾️????????

— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) October 23, 2016

Both teams seem to be drawing plenty of star power. Check out the lineup of famous fans for each of the teams.

Cleveland Indians

Tom Hanks

Perhaps Cleveland’s biggest fan is two-time Oscar winner Hanks. The Sully star gave a shout-out to the team at the end of his SNL hosting gig Saturday night. After thanking musical guest Lady Gaga and guest star Alec Baldwin, he shouted, “Go Tribe!”

Hanks hails from Oakland, California, but Cleveland gave his acting career an early boost, when he worked as an intern at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in 1977 and 1978.

Drew Carey

Carey is a proud Cleveland native and Indians fan, even setting his sitcom, The Drew Carey Show, in his hometown.

Monica Potter

Another Cleveland native, Potter is a huge fan and tweets constantly about the team.

Kid Cudi

Even though he recently announced he was checking himself into rehab, Cleveland native Kid Cudi will no doubt be watching the World Series and rooting for his beloved team.

@Indians: .@KidCudi, @SliderTheMascot. BFFs.” YESSSSS!!!!! SLIDER UR A LEGEND!!

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) September 10, 2014

Chicago Cubs

Bill Murray

Murray, who grew up in Evanston, Illinois, outside of Chicago, is probably one of the most notable Cubs fans.

He would have skipped out on receiving one of comedy’s most significant honors, the Mark Twain Prize, if the Cubs had gone to a seventh game.

“I’m glad they won last night so I could be here this evening,” Mr. Murray told the crowd, according to The New York Times. “If they hadn’t won last night I would have had to have been there, because, honestly, I do not trust the media to report the story.”

John Cusack

John Cusack, who also grew up in Evanston, has been just as vocal as Murray about his love for the team, especially on social media.

Jeremy Piven

Cusack’s high school buddy and fellow actor Jeremy Piven is also a lifelong fan.

Hillary Clinton

One of the team’s most high profile fans just happens to be running for president this year.

That look when you cap off a day on the trail by watching the @Cubs cement their trip to the #WorldSeries. #FlyTheW

— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 23, 2016

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