Wayne Williams, and his father, also named Wayne Williams, had an incredible baseball pact.
“When the Cubs…not ‘if’… When the Cubs got into the World Series, we’d make sure we’d listen to the game together,” Williams told WTHR.
However, Williams’ father died in 1980 at the age of 53. Not wavering from their agreement, Williams drove from his home in North Carolina to Greenwood Lawn Forest Cemetery, just south of Indianapolis all in one day.The destination: The military section of the cemetery — the very place he buried his dad.
Dressed in a Cubs shirt and hat, Williams pulled up a chair just in front of the headstone. He set out his radio and took in game 7 of the World Series with his father, anxiously waiting to see if the 108-year-old streak would be broken.
WTHR joined him for part of the game:
So, what’s more important than baseball? Family, of course.