‘You Heard It Here First’: SoCal Student Predicted in 1993 That Chicago Cubs Would Win 2016 World Series

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Michael Lee yearbook photo.

Michael Lee yearbook photo. Credit: Marcos Meza

A student who attended Mission Viejo High School more than 20 years ago correctly predicted that that the Chicago Cubs would win the 2016 World Series.

In his senior year picture for the school's 1993 yearbook, Michael Lee wrote:

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

The Cubs, of course, did just that, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on Wednesday night. The victory marked the first World Series win for the Cubs in more than a century.

Lee's former classmate, Marcos Meza, provided KTLA sister station WGN-TV in Chicago last month 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."