The Chicago Cubs made world history on Wednesday evening as they won the World Series, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7, breaking their 108 year curse.
Though diehard Cubs fans will put it down to hard work, an awesome team and support from loving fans, impressive predictions for the record breaking results guessed the outcome of the game years in advance.
Take Michael Lee, for example, who predicted the win back in 1993. Check out Lee’s quote in his high school yearbook, which reads: “Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Series Champions. You heard it here first.
— Team FA (@TeamFA) November 3, 2016
Lee’s year book quote, which went viral yesterday, sent Cubs fans in a frenzy to find if the image was edited or not. Well, here’s Lee holding up his yearbook today to prove it’s not a hoax!
What about Michael J. Fox’s ridiculously close prediction from way back when in 1989’s Back to the Future II, in which Marty McFly, played by Fox, travelled to 2015 only to find that the Cubs had won the World Series.
Michael J. Fox was sure to remind the media that he was the very first person to come close to predicting the big win.
— Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) November 3, 2016
Okay, so he was off by a year, but isn’t it amazing that he got so close?
Apart from Back to Ther Future’s spooky prediction, the final season of Parks and Recreation, which aired back in 2015, was on point with their prediction too.
The entire season was set in different parts of the near future, showing where each of the characters had ended up. Again, one of the characters, Lucy, somehow predicted the Cubs winning the series. Shot in 2017, she comments: “And obviously everyone’s in a really great mood now because of the Cubs winning the series.”
— Natalie Morales (@nataliemorales) October 24, 2016
Other than Hollywood predictions, a second prediction was made by a random person on Twitter. Tampa Bay area resident Lenn Feraccio predicted the win over two years ago. Feraccio had completely forgotten about his ability to predict the future until somebody reminded him: “I didn’t even remember I had written it until that guy tweeted at me,” he told Bay News 9.
2016 World Series.
Cubs vs Indians
And then the world will end with the score tied in game seven in extra innings #apocalypse
— GIO (@RaysFanGio) November 4, 2014
He Kind of got the whole apocalypse prediction wrong though, so let’s put this one down to coincidence!