Cubs fan takes in World Series win at father’s grave

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WHDH) — A Chicago Cubs fan came home to Indiana to listen to the big World Series win on his phone at a cemetery to keep a promise he made to his father.

Wayne Williams drove all day from his home in North Carolina to get to Greenwood Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood, Indiana. The cemetery is the final resting place of his father. Williams said he was determined to hold up his end of the bargain that the two of them made.

“I talked it out with my boys forever,” said Williams. “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’s father, a Navy veteran, died at the age of 53 in 1980. Williams said when his father was at boot camp in Illinois before World War II, he started following the Cubs and remained a fan the rest of his life.

Williams sat at his father’s gravesite to watch the game and unfurled the Cubs’s “W” flag when the team won their first World Series since 1908.

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