Dexter Fowler 1st African-American Chicago Cub to start in Game 1 of World Series

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CHICAGO — One member of the Cubs is about to make World Series history.

Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler will become the first African-American Chicago Cub to lead-off in Game 1 of the World Series.

The last time the Cubs made it all the way, was two-years before Jackie Robinson integrated the major leagues.

Fowler was apparently unaware of this fact before sportswriter Rany Jazayerli pointed it out, and tweeted, “Wow…speechless. Thanks for sharing this fact. I will carry it with me.”

Fowler will be the first up to bat in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday in Cleveland. Game time is 7:08 p.m.