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'Pink Hat Guy' Wants Cubs To Clinch NLCS On 72nd Birthday & It Could Happen

By Justin Breen | October 18, 2016 5:18am | Updated on October 22, 2016 3:13pm

CHICAGO — Jim Anixter, a.k.a. "The Pink Hat Guy" who sits behind home plate at Wrigley Field during Cubs home games, has envisioned the perfect postseason plan.

Earlier this week, Anixter told DNAinfo he wanted the Cubs to win two of the three National League Championship Series games in Los Angeles, setting up a clinching scenario for Saturday's Game 6 at Wrigley, which is also Anixter's 72nd birthday.

And that's exactly what happened after the Cubs won Games 4 and 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.

"That would be the perfect birthday present," said Anixter, who added he'd pay the Cubs whatever it costs to put "Happy Birthday Pink Hat Guy" on the scoreboard during a potential Game 6.

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Anixter said he's been mobbed by fans so far during this year's postseason. He said he was asked to take about 40 photos with Cubs supporters on Sunday alone.

"I'm the best publicity the Cubs have," he said.

Anixter is a Hyde Park native, Highland Park resident and president of A-Z Wire & Cable, a distributor of industrial, commercial and specialty wire and cable. He's also been part of several efforts to buy the Cubs.

The 71-year-old has been waiting his whole life for the Cubs to win it all. He's just had better seats.

Anixter has owned Cubs season tickets in the first row since 1966. He's been donning a pink hat in the stands since the Cubs passed them out at the 1990 All-Star Game.

Anixter's three sons and daughter all work at A-Z, which has distribution centers across the country and owns season tickets with the Brewers, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Astros, White Sox and Cubs.

Anixter doesn't just have the seats caught on camera during every pitch. He currently has 16 season tickets in prime seating locations at Wrigley. That includes the four in the first row behind home plate and 12 in the fifth row. He said his company spent about $200,000 on Cubs tickets in 2014.

He always wears the pink hat when he attends games, Anixter said. He more recently added the green shirt — or green hooded sweatshirt when it's cold — to his repertoire because green is the color of baseball diamond grass, he said.

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