Cleveland Indians fans: DO NOT eat green apples until the World Series is over

Green apples placed on Harry Caray statue outside Wrigley Field: Here's why.
(Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO)

Chicago, IL -- Baseball has always been tied to superstitions, which is why Cleveland Indians fans should not eat any green apples until the World Series is over.

Outside of Wrigley Field there is a statue of Harry Caray -- a longtime broadcast for the Chicago Cubs who passed away in 1998. A younger generation may remember Will Ferrel's impressions on SNL about the boisterous broadcaster but fans of an older vintage remember his quote about green apples that is meaningful during this Fall Classic.

Caray is usually holding a microphone but today on Game 3 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians, he's holding a green apple. Fans have even gone to his grave site to leave green apples on his headstone.

In 1992 Caray made this comment after the final pitch of the Cubs season was thrown:

"(It's) too bad we couldn't have had a victory that meant a pennant,But that will come; sure as God made green apples. Some day the Chicago Cubs are going to be in the World Series."

So this is why Cleveland Indians fans shouldn't eat green apples. Red out and eat some Galas, Honeycrisps or Red Delicious. If you catch an Indians fan trying to bite into a Granny Smith, stop them.

The Cleveland Indians take on the Chicago Cubs Friday at Wrigley Field. The World Series is tied 1-1. The game begins at 8:08 p.m.

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