1993 High School Yearbook Photo Predicted Cubs Would Win 2016 World Series

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Michael Lee yearbook photo.
Michael Lee yearbook photo. Credit: Marcos Meza

CHICAGO — A 1993 California high school yearbook accurately predicted the outcome of the 2016 Cubs-Indians World Series.

In his senior year picture at Mission Viejo High School, Michael Lee wrote:

“Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Series Champions. You heard it here first.”

Lee’s former classmate, Marcos Meza, provided WGN-TV with video proof that the yearbook photo and its message are real.

“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 said. “After my Dodgers lost it was time for me to make this go viral and BeLEEve in the Cubs for 2016.”

Meza’s hopes for the image to go viral have come true. It was spotted on Twitter and Reddit just in time for game 1 of the World Series.

Now Lee’s prediction has come true — the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series. It went into the 10th inning and the Cubs won by just one run, 8-7.

This has us wondering what other predictions Lee has for the future.

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