Steve Bartman to receive Cubs World Series ring

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The Chicago Cubs are gifting an official 2016 World Series Championship ring to Steve Bartman - the infamous fan who flubbed a foul ball during the 2003 NLCS series.

The Cubs made the announcement Monday with this statement.

"On behalf of the entire Chicago Cubs organization, we are honored to present a 2016 World Series Championship Ring to Mr. Steve Bartman. We hope this provides closure on an unfortunate chapter of the story that has perpetuated throughout our quest to win a long-awaited World Series. While no gesture can fully lift the public burden he has endured for more than a decade, we felt it was important Steve knows he has been and continues to be fully embraced by this organization. After all he has sacrificed, we are proud to recognize Steve Bartman with this gift today."

Bartman issued the following statement: