In real life, it had been 108 years since the Chicago Cubs won a World Series title before Wednesday night. In movie time, it had only been 23 years. The Cubs won a World Series title in the 1993 film Rookie of the Year.
After Chicago won this year's World Series, some of the film's notable actors showed their excitement on Twitter.
Thomas Ian Nicholas, who played 12-year-old flame-thrower Henry Rowengartner, opened the night with an Instagram on the mound.
After the final out, he tweeted an image of his World Series ring, the closing shot of the film.
— Thomas Ian Nicholas (@TINBand) November 3, 2016
Meanwhile, Gary Busey, who played Chet "Rocket" Steadman, started his day by tweeting a photo of Chet and Henry.
— Gary Busey (@THEGaryBusey) November 2, 2016
Busey was fired up after the win.
— Gary Busey (@THEGaryBusey) November 3, 2016
He also retweeted a clip of the late John Candy in his role as broadcaster Cliff Murdoch.
— Greg (@GregGonsky) November 3, 2016
Daniel Stern, who directed the movie and played pitching coach Phil Brickma, has been posting videos throughout the playoffs in his former character. In his latest clip, Stern cannot even muster any words from Brickma's lips.
Rookie of the Year may be a fictional film, but on Wednesday night, it felt real for the actors. And that's good because for most Cubs fans, the night anything but real.
It was the kind of night they had only experienced in movies.