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Senior’s 1993 yearbook quote predicts the Chicago Cubs will win the 2016 World Series

'You heard it here first.'


Austin Powell


Published Oct 26, 2016   Updated Feb 28, 2020, 9:42 pm CST

You heard it in the 1993 yearbook for Mission Viejo High School first: “Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Series Champions.”

Michael Lee made that bold prediction 23 years ago, and—with the Cubs four games away from their World Series title since 1908—it’s going viral after being shared on Twitter. 

I know what you’re thinking: That’s obviously Photoshop, right? Reddit user number1makeitso posted four copies of the yearbook on Imgur. (That raises an even bigger question: Why did he have four copies of his yearbook?!) 

His classmate, Marcos Meza, also posted a video that offers definitive proof of the prediction. 

“When [Lee and I] connected on Facebook in 2009, I sent him the photo and told him we were nearing 2016. He posted the photo of his prediction on August 8,” Meza told local news station WGN TV. “After my Dodgers lost it was time for me to make this go viral and BeLEEve in the Cubs for 2016.”

Unfortunately, the Cubs got off to a rough start last night. The Cleveland Indians won game 1 6-0. 

Game 2 of the World Series takes place Wednesday night at 7pm.

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*First Published: Oct 26, 2016, 10:11 am CDT