Baseball: Man's 1993 yearbook photo predicts Chicago Cubs win 2016 World Series

Michael Lee predicted in 1993 that the Chicago Cubs would win the 2016 World Series. Photo / Twitter
Michael Lee predicted in 1993 that the Chicago Cubs would win the 2016 World Series. Photo / Twitter

Chicago Cubs fans are looking at a 23-year-old yearbook photo as a good omen.

The Cubs famously haven't won a World Series since 1908, but in 1993, high school student Michael Lee outrageously predicted 2016 World Series glory for the Cubs in his yearbook picture.

At the time of the prediction, Chicago Cubs All-Star shortstop Addison Russell wasn't even born yet!

The photo has resurfaced and gone viral after Twitter user Thomas J. Dale posted a photo of the yearbook prediction.


Although faking a yearbook picture is as easy as a few clicks on Photoshop, one Reddit user named number1makeitso backed up the prediction after claiming to have found four other copies of the same yearbook, all featuring Lee's prediction. The user posted them on Imgur as evidence:

And Lee's former classmate Marcos Meza never forgot the prediction, according to a local Chicago TV station.

"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 8th," Meza told WGN TV. "After my Dodgers lost it was time for me to make this go viral and BeLEEve in the Cubs for 2016."

Now all Lee can do is wait and see if the Cubs pull it off.

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