In a first-of-its-kind ceremony at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs raised a World Series championship banner Monday night after about two hours of rain delay.
The Cubs, who defeated the Cleveland Indians in the finale of a seven-game World Series last November, hadn’t won a championship since 1908.
Below are photos from the banner-raising ceremony, held before the Cubs’ home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers last season in a tight six-game series in order to reach the World Series.
The Cubs receive their World Series championship rings Wednesday.
A tarp covers the field at Wrigley amid early afternoon rainstorms on home opening day, Monday, April 10, 2017. The bullpens, formerly located down the first-base and third-base lines, were moved beneath the bleachers during the offseason. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dan Virgilio, left, Mary McSwain, center, and Elizabeth Roberts, right, hold a sign in front of Wrigley Field before the Cubs home opener. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Fans line up outside Wrigley Field before the Cubs' home opener in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Ramon Perez waits outside the ballpark before the banner-raising ceremony at Wrigley Field. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Baseball fans and security wait out the rain delay before the game and the banner-raising ceremony in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Allison Batzel, left, Jill Carroll, center, and Barbara Silvestri, right, waiting out the rain delay. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, greets his team during home opening ceremonies. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Fans and players stand as they watch fireworks during the national anthem in the home opening ceremonies. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Chicago Cubs raised their 2016 World Series Championship Flag Monday. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) carries the 2016 World Series Championship trophy onto the field after the Cubs took turns raising the team's first championship banner in 108 years. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Laura Ricketts, left, Tom Ricketts, center, and Todd Ricketts throw the ceremonial first pitch. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)