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McMinnville native wins World Series
McMinnville native Lester Strode, shown holding the World Series trophy, is believed to be the first person from Warren County to be part of a World Series championship team. Strode is the bullpen coach for the Chicago Cubs, who beat the Indians on Wednesday night.
It took a rain delay to end the 108-year World Series drought for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.In the process, Warren County was showered with what is believed to be its first-ever World Series champion as McMinnville native Lester Strode is a member of the Cubs as the team’s bullpen coach.“I can’t wait to see that big, ol’ ring on my finger,” said Strode in an interview with the Standard on Thursday. “Winning the World Series, it was wild and crazy. When that last pitch was thrown and that last out was recorded and you realize you won the championship, I just remember running from the bullpen to get out there to celebrate with everyone else.