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.
On Tuesday, my husband should be standing at the plate, the first African American Chicago Cub to bat in baseball’s World Series. My heart is full, and my throat holding back from crying with humble gratefulness. God is allowing my husband to honor Him in such an incredible way. Thank you God Thank you @Cubs Thank you Chicago