Where Is Steve Bartman Now?

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Steven Bartman lives in Chicago and works for a financial consulting firm. Little else is known about Bartman as he stays very private. Bartman became well known as the result of an incident at a baseball game in 2003.

Bartman attended the National League Championship game between the Chicago Cubs and Florida Marlins at Chicago's Wrigley Field on October 14, 2003. During the eighth inning the Cubs were leading 3-0 when one of the Marlins players hit a foul ball. As Cubs outfielder Moises Alou went to catch it, Bartman reached out and interfered with the ball. Had Alou caught the ball it would have been the second out in the inning. Instead the Marlins went on to score eight runs in that inning, win the game, and knock the Cubs out of the playoffs. Bartman became the scapegoat for many Cubs fans and for a time had to be placed under police protection. Since the Cubs won the World Series in 2016, the hatred directed at Bartman has begun to fade.