A lot of people probably scored home runs on Wednesday night.
If history is any indication, there likely will be a baby boom in Chicago following a World Series win by the Cubs.
The partying, the drinking, combined with the nailbiting game 7, along with the love and happiness experienced by all will probably lead to a lot of people getting it on following all the celebrating.
It’s happened before.
In 2015, The Royals were the toast of Kansas City after winning the world series—and one notable hospital in the area noticed a considerable spike in babies the next summer during the month of July. It was nine months after Kansas City's win.
At the time, The Kansas City Star reported:
“Royals fans Erica and David Stock took home three souvenirs from the 2014 World Series: tickets, a program and, nine months later, their baby boy, Beckett Kauffman Stock. The Stocks, who live in Peculiar and are both 29, weren’t exactly trying to expand their family of three when Erica became pregnant right around game one. She was settling into a new career as a nurse; he had just bought a new Dodge Ram pickup truck. ‘Apparently we were excited about the World Series,’ Erica says. ‘This baby was definitely a curveball — but a good one.’”
Another couple, Heidi and Eric Pemberton of Louisburg, Kan., had a World Series daughter.
“‘We’re thinking game six-ish,” Eric, 33, told the paper.”
They named her Everly Royal, a nod to the team’s “Forever Royal” slogan.
In 2005, the “Red Sox phenomenon” swept the city of Boston. Nine months after the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World Series, the Boston Globe reported that the win resulted in a Bean Town baby boom.
Baby booms often happen in cities who win Super Bowl titles too. One NFL ad for last year’s Super Bowl showed off “Super Bowl babies,” babies born nine months after their parents' home team won the title. “Data suggests 9 months after a Super Bowl victory, winning cities see a rise in births,” the ad said.
And The British Medical Journal concluded that “the heightened euphoria following a victory can cultivate hedonic sensations that result in intimate celebrations, of which unplanned births may be a consequence.”
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