Back to the Future Explains its Cubs World Series Prediction



Every Back to the Future and Chicago Cubs fan know about the second movie’s prediction of a 2015 World Series win. Well, it turns out the movie wasn’t technically wrong.

The official Back to the Future Twitter account explained why the Cubs World Series prediction was one year off:

The space-time continuum was disrupted by the 1994 baseball strike, causing this alternate reality where the @Cubs win in 2016, not 2015.

— Back to the Futureâ„¢ (@BacktotheFuture) November 3, 2016


When they were making the movie in the late 80s, there’s no way they could’ve predicted that MLB players would strike in 1994. So they were thrown off by one year. But since the strike happened, the Cubs winning was delayed to 2016.