Dexter Fowler 1st black Chicago Cub to lead-off in Game 1 of World Series

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Dexter Fowler (Photo credit by mlb.com)

By wgntv.com

One member of the Cubs is about to make World Series history.

Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler will become the first black Chicago Cub to lead-off in Game 1 of the World Series.

The last time the Cubs made it all the way, was two-years before Jackie Robinson integrated the major leagues.

Fowler was apparently unaware of this fact before sportswriter Rany Jazayerli pointed it out, and tweeted, “Wow…speechless. Thanks for sharing this fact. I will carry it with me.”

Fowler will be the first up to bat in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday in Cleveland. Game time is 7:08 p.m.

 

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