After 108 years, the Chicago Cubs finally ended the longest and most romanticized drought of futility in professional sports by bringing home a World Series trophy.
Now the trophy — the pinnacle of Cubs fans’ hopes and dreams for generations — will make a historic appearance in the Region.
Whiting announced on Facebook that the Cubs will bring their World Series Trophy to the Whiting Family YMCA, 1938 Clark St. on Jan. 17. Cubs fans can see the historic trophy first hand, take pictures and snap selfies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., though the time, date and place are subject to change for scheduling reasons.
“IT’S OFFICIAL!” the city posted on Facebook. “Mayor Joe Stahura and the City of Whiting are excited to ring in the New Year with the Chicago Cubs, who are bringing the 2016 World Series Trophy to Whiting, IN!”
Stahura said the location, date and hours were still tentative, and must get final approval from the team.
“We made some calls through our Mascot Hall of Fame connections,” he said. “Thanks to Clark the Cub, we got somebody to listen, and it’s going to stop here on its way to Indianapolis.”