Man Drives 600 Miles To Listen To Cubs Win With His Father At His Grave
An Indiana man drove over 600 miles to listen to the Cubs win the World Series with his father at his grave, keeping a promise made decades ago.
Wayne Williams’ father, a WWII Navy Veteran, passed away in 1980 at the age of 53. “World War II, he was a signalman,” Williams told NBC WHTR13 news. “He was at Normandy, D-Day +8. He had not turned 18 yet.”
Williams explained that it was the Navy that made his father a Cubs fan.
“I think it was because when he was at boot camp at Great Lakes. He probably went to some games, because Wrigley’s brought the guys out there for these things and it was the closest thing to big-time baseball he’d ever seen,” Williams said as he sat beside his father’s grave, listening to game 7 of the World Series.
As the game took it’s twists and turns, Williams was unsure if this would be the year, but held it in his heart the Cubs would pull through.
“I talked it out with my boys forever. I let them know that I told my dad – we had a pact. When the Cubs – not if, when – the Cubs got into the World Series, we would make sure we listen to the games together,” Williams said.
And with that, at the bottom of an extra 10th inning, the Cubs won their first world series in 108 years.
Wayne Williams kept his promise he made decades ago, and got to listen to he and his father’s favorite team win the World Series, together.