The statue outside of Thompson-Boling Arena that was erected in honor of legendary Lady Vols basketball head coach Pat Summitt has been visited by thousands upon thousands of people since it was unveiled in 2013. Her statue has been visited by celebrities, politicians, fans, and family alike.
And now it’s been visited by one of the most historic pieces of hardware around.
The 2016 World Series trophy, won by the Chicago Cubs, paid Pat Summitt’s statue a visit this weekend, making for one historic picture.
The World Series Trophy couldn’t make a stop in East Tennessee w/o visiting a special lady who knows something about collecting hardware pic.twitter.com/xzx4xT3co9
— Tennessee Smokies (@smokiesbaseball) February 3, 2017
The Cubs won the 2016 World Series in seven games against the Cleveland Indians, winning Game 7 in extra innings. It marked the first time since 1908 the Cubs won the World Series, and their historic trophy has been making a tour around the country.
The trophy stopped by the Cubs’ AA minor league affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies, on Friday. And before the caravan left the state, they decided to stop by and visit one of the most famous statues in Knoxville, creating a photo opportunity for the ages.