97-Year-Old WWII Veteran Gets World Series Tickets From Marcus Lemonis

Going to a baseball game is usually not very expensive but for the World Series, it can be very expensive. The host of CNBC’s The Profit, Marcus Lemonis, was looking for a baseball fan so he could give him tickets. After searching for a while, Marcus found a 97 year old World War II veteran, who was actually at the last World Series the Chicago Cubs played before this season.

Chicago Cubs fans waited for a while for the team to reach the World Series. Jim Schlegel, who got tickets to go see the Chicago Cubs play in the World Series, went to watch the team play against the Detroit Tigers in 1945. For 71 years, the Chicago Cubs didn’t reach the World Series but that ended this season. The team returned to the playoffs last season after seven years and one of the biggest stories right now is them making it to the World Series. The Chicago Cubs reached the World Series in 1945 but didn’t win it. They won their last World Series in 1908 and fans like Jim Schlegel have waited for a while to see them play there again.

It’s been a long wait for Chicago Cubs fans and tickets have become very difficult to find and buy. Some of the tickets are reportedly going for more than $20,000. Schlegel wanted to go and actually got help from his granddaughter, who made a GoFundMe page so she could raise money to buy the tickets.

A donation from Marcus Lemonis gave him the opportunity to watch the Cubs play in the World Series. The host of the The Profit talked to the family and Schlegel was given two front row tickets of the World Series. It will be for game three, which will be on Friday at Wrigley Field.


His granddaughter had created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the tickets but that changed with the donation. The page has raised more than $10,000, which the family now plans to donate to the Purple Heart Foundation. The World Series began today with the Chicago Cubs playing the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Schlegel will get to watch the Chicago Cubs play in a World Series after 71 years on Friday. Game two will be tomorrow at Progressive Field.