Bill Murray hands World Series ticket to random baseball fan

Bill MurrayLoyal Chicago Cubs fan Karen Michel, who traveled from Whiting, Indiana to Cleveland’s Progressive Field, had watched the first five games of the World Series on television, but decided to go see if she could somehow get a ticket to the sixth game.

She was hoping maybe someone would have an extra ticket to sell, telling MLB.com, “I was thinking, maybe somebody didn’t use their ticket and they’ll want to resell it,” but she was out of luck. She’d turned away, about to give up, when actor Bill Murray spotted her (she was wearing a Chicago Cubs No. 18 Geovany Soto jersey) and handed her a ticket.

“He turns around and says: ‘Here, here’s a ticket,'” she revealed. “And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here.”

By right here, she meant the seat right beside him, just a few rows behind home plate. The seats were in a premium section, and other celebs on hand to catch the game were Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and NBC’s Al Roker.

Karen said she and Bill chatted about their childhoods and of course, their favorite team, the Cubs. Bill grew up near Chicago in the suburb of Wilmette and was similarly dressed in a Chicago Cubs jersey and cap. MLB.com’s Twitter Cut 4 tweeted a photo of Karen and Bill (see below) in their seats.

Karen must have brought the team luck, as they won with a score of 9 to 3 against Cleveland, forcing a seventh game.

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  1. Jackson • November 3, 2016 @ 10:49 AM

    I love this story. Bill Murray rocks!

  2. Dierdre • November 3, 2016 @ 11:13 AM

    Ive always loved bill murray and now i love him more way to go you big hearted man xoxo

  3. Kelly • November 3, 2016 @ 11:50 AM

    Very kind hearted in deed Bill!!! God has Angels everywhere & Bill Murray just proved it!!!

  4. Kelly • November 3, 2016 @ 1:15 PM

    Bill Murray is such a sweetheart. I love wathching him on TV, movies and especially on talk shows. he is such a breath of fresh air and this just proves the type of person he is. What a gem!

  5. Cathy • November 3, 2016 @ 2:03 PM

    One of a kind Bill Murray is so automatically gracious without any expectation in return. He’s always been tops for me and seems so down to earth and just the nicest guy to ever have the pleasure to meet…. sure wish I could!!! BRAVO BILL MURRAY!!! xo

    Cathy G

  6. miguel • November 3, 2016 @ 2:16 PM

    that’s right that’s BILL MURRAY he showed it on the movie the scrooge he cried there and those were real tears funny guy but very sensitive and loveable guy also kudos too you

  7. miguel • November 3, 2016 @ 2:19 PM

    KUDOS Too you BILL theyre trying too shorten my writing here but I don’t care ill get it threw antways so good for you I loved you on SATURDAY NIGHT LIFEand you are great so thanks for all those years of laughter

  8. CDubya • November 3, 2016 @ 2:51 PM

    Great positive story. He’s the kind of guy you’d hope would be like that. Bill and Tom Hanks.

  9. John House • November 3, 2016 @ 4:43 PM

    Bill is my favorite human being I have ever observed in all of his activities and characters. He is a very grounded person with a heart as big as his smile. The world needs more people like Mr.Murray.. Than’s Bill for restarting my faith in good people during a very Dark & Negative time in our lives. Sorry to the Cleavland Indians and I hope they win next season. They gave it there all. For now “Go Cubss” and congratulations.

  10. Marian • November 3, 2016 @ 5:15 PM

    What a great story!! Bill’s kindness and faith in the Cubs paid off, they have won the World Series after a 108 year drought Game 7 was a heart stopper, loved it. See you in 2017.

  11. Kathleen • November 3, 2016 @ 5:25 PM

    Bill Murray, always a class act! <3

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