Former Sox GM Theo Epstein to speak at Yale

Chicago Cubs president for baseball operations Theo Epstein celebrates after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, will be Class Day speaker at Yale University.

Epstein, a Yale graduate and former sports editor at Yale Daily News, helped lead the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series championship in 86 years as the team’s general manager in 2004.

He won another title in Boston three years later. He left in 2012 to become president of basketball operations for the Chicago Cubs. Last year, the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in seven games to win their first World Series in 108 years.

Class Day at the Ivy League school is May 21, followed by commencement exercises the next day.

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