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Kyle Schwarber Home Run: Turns Out the Cubs Outfielder Actually Called His Series-Clinching Blast (Video)
Remember that monster Kyle Schwarber home run we told you about?
No, not the one against the Pirates last week in the NL Wild Card Game. The one against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS—the one that went over Wrigley’s new right field video board and basically put a fork in the Redbirds. Remember that?
Well, it turns out that Kyle Schwarber pulled a Babe Ruth on us.
You see, on October 1, 1932, during the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series between the Cubs and Yankees, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleacher at Wrigley and predicted he would hit a home run there. Then, on the very next pitch, he did just that. Or at least, that’s the legend.
On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Kyle Schwarber—who just so happens to sport a very Ruthian physique—also called his shot. Sort of.
We’ll let the Great Schwarbino explain:
It’s not quite as dramatic as the Babe Ruth story. But if the Cubs go on to win the World Series (and I literally cannot believe I just wrote those words), you can be sure the Schwarber home run will be remembered a lot more dramatically.
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