High Schooler Predicted Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series Appearance in 1993

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistOctober 25, 2016

Back in 1993, a high school student used his yearbook quote to correctly predict the Chicago Cubs' World Series run in 2016.

Back to the Future Part II came famously close to foreshadowing a Cubs championship, but the New York Mets erased hopes of a 2015 title. A year later, Michael Lee is four wins away from everyone demanding winning lottery numbers.

"Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Champions. You heard it here first," he wrote, per NBC Sports, meaning nobody actually heard it there unless he or she read Lee's guess aloud.

Of course, this is nothing more than a coincidence. Lee did not know one-year-old Kris Bryant and the unborn Addison Russell would one day man the left side of Chicago's infield. Few anticipated Jake Arrieta's career revival in 2013, so Lee probably didn't expect it 20 years earlier.

Plus, the Cubbies haven't proved him right yet. They still must beat the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-seven series to earn their first championship since 1908.

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