Billy Williams will finally get to witness the Cubs in the World Series.
The enormity of that statement hasn't even quite set in for Wrigleyville yet.
Standing on the left field grass about a half hour after the Cubs made history, Williams looked around at the 43,000 people still left in Wrigley Field and predicted people would be partying until 5 or 6 a.m.
The streets around Wrigley looked like a tornado ripped through it at 5 a.m., though the partying had quieted down quite a bit. Fans are pacing themselves for the final week of October that will prove to be unlike anything Chicago has ever seen before.
Somewhere, Williams is probably still trying to wrap his head around it all.
"I can't believe it," he said. "This is really, really something.
"Standing on the field here, standing on this sacred ground, celebrating - it's a great feeling. It is a great feeling."
Williams played 16 seasons with the Cubs and hit 426 homers while winning the Rookie of the Year Award in 1961 and earning six trips to the All-Star Game.
He's spent his retirment years around the Cubs, following the team from spring training to the biggest moment Wrigley Field has ever seen Saturday night.
The 78-year-old shared with reporters the moment he knew this 2016 Cubs team was something special.
Williams admitted he never thought he'd see the day the Cubs would go to the World Series until the 2015 team put together 97 wins and knocked the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals out of the postseason before running into the New York Mets in the NLCS.
But he also thought that experience was invaluable for the young players and when he saw Dexter Fowler's surprise return to the team in spring training, something clicked for the Cubs legend.
"I love the fact that Dexter Fowler came back to play center field. 'You go, we go,'" Williams said, referencing Joe Maddon's phrase for Fowler's impact at the top of the order. "So [Jason] Heyward went back out to right field and all of sudden, our ball club is completely solid.
"I saw that in Arizona when Dexter came back in spring training and the guys saw him and he said, 'Hey man, good to be back.'
"And it was a tight-fit ballclub from that point on. They played well and they played for each other. And you see how it went all year."