— -- If the Kansas City Royals continue their World Series winning streak against the New York Mets, they may have a mother-daughter good luck charm to thank.
Elizabeth Spicher of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, gave birth to daughter Mariah Tuesday, the same day the Royals won the opening game of the 2015 World Series against the Mets.
Thirty years ago, in 1985, Spicher herself was born during a World Series game. The Royals went on to win the World Series championship that year, the last year in which they won the title.
“I was born Oct. 21, 1985, and it was in between the second and third game of the World Series,” Spicher told ABC affiliate KMBC-TV Kansas City, Missouri. “So we’re hoping that she’s our good luck charm and that, you know, we’ll win this year.”
Spicher’s mom, Mary Brown, recalled having to scream for the nurses’ attention while she was in labor with Spicher because of all the attention on the Royals.
“Nobody answered so I sat back in the bed and I screamed as loud as I could, ‘My water broke,’” Brown told KMBC. “It was funny because they did come running in. They were so fixed on the game they’d forgotten that I’d already had my baby.”
The Royals are ahead of the Mets by two games. The two teams will face off again in game three of the seven-game series Friday night in New York.
“Absolutely,” Spicher said when asked whether she hopes Mariah will help the hometown team take the crown. “We went to game seven in ’85 so, hopefully, we only go to game four.”