Dexter Fowler #24 celebrates in the dugout after he scores on a Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs RBI double in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Dexter Fowler #24 celebrates in the dugout after he scores on a Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs RBI double in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

*Everyone knows by now that the last time the Chicago Cubs went to a World Series was in 1908 – 39 years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier.

So when Cubs lead-off hitter Dexter Fowler likely steps to the plate at 7:08 p.m. Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians (1908 military time), he will become the first African American player in franchise history to compete in a World Series.

Fowler on Twitter Sunday wrote he was “speechless” when he heard.

Fowlers’s wife shared her feelings about the historic moment, posting on Instagram: “On Tuesday, my husband should be standing at the plate, the first African American Chicago Cub to bat in baseball’s World Series. My heart is full, and my throat holding back from crying with humble gratefulness. God is allowing my husband to honor Him in such an incredible way. Thank you God Thank you @Cubs Thank you Chicago.”

Twitter also took note of Fowler’s expected history-making at-bat: