Cubs lead off hitter Dexter Fowler made history during his first at bat of the World Series. It may seem unbelievable, but the 30-year-old center fielder was the first black player to play for the Cubs in a World Series. In 1945, the last time the Cubs made it to the World Series, the league was still two years away from integrating. That tidbit of information doesn’t have anything to do with Fowler’s hot wife, but it is a tangential piece of information that blew my mind. Fowler’s currently playing out his eighth year in the Big Leagues, and has had his best year to date, becoming an All-Star for the first time in his career. And as he’s on the cusp of a possible World Series ring, that one-year deal he signed with the Chicago at the beginning of the year looks to be the best decision he’s made–other than marrying his wife Darya Aliya Fowler. Darya studied at the University of Utah and manages Dexter’s charitable foundation , according to Busted Coverage . Check out some pics below.
“The first year is the hardest” they told us. Boy were they right ? This is my favorite photo from our engagement shoot, because I truly felt so in love in his arms. He held me, flaws and all, with so much confidence. He knew all my little secrets from the past, and all my big (unrealistic) plans for the future, and he held me tighter. Photo cred : @rebekahwestover