Former Miss America loses bet, husband names son Wrigley after Cubs win

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A husband is doubly happy after his Cubs won the World Series and he won a major bet.

Former Miss America and Indiana’s own Katie Stam Irk and husband Brian Irk had their third child on Halloween.

He remained nameless for several days until the Cubs won the World Series.

That’s because Katie and Brian had a bet.

When Katie found out she was pregnant earlier this year, she presented her husband with a bet.

“So she says if the Cubs win the World Series then he could be Wrigley and if not then he’s Oliver,” Brian Irk said.

They made the bet at the beginning of the Cubs season.

“I had my doubts in the Cubs, I’m not going to lie, and every time I would tell people about the bet, they were like oh so you’re going to win,” Katie Stam-Irk said.

The Irk’s already have two children, 3-year-old Charlotte and 17-month-old Rose.

“I was like we just have to call this baby boy something, so we just started calling him Cubby.”

Cubby for the Cubs, Brian is a huge fan.

“I grew up listening to the cubs on WGN radio, I grew up outside of Chicago and I watched them with my Grandmother.” Brian added.

And he turned Katie into one too.

“I genuinely like them, and enjoy watching them and have for quite some time,” Katie said.

Born on Halloween, Wrigley would go by Cubby.

“Everyone in the hospital was in on the bet, and everybody kept stopping by and saying have we decided yet, and we were like nope, final game isn’t over yet, we’re not done,” Katie said.

Cleveland was up 3 games to 2, so the nurses had two birth certificates made.

“One of them said Wrigley Oliver, and the other said Oliver Wrigley,” she said.

But when the Cubs won and so did Brian.

“I ugly cried for 10 minutes, I sobbed for 10 minutes straight,” Brian said.

And finally, Cubby became Wrigley.

“It was a good bet, regardless of the outcome, and I’m not going to lie, I probably would’ve just caved and let him have Wrigley because they were doing so well.”

But Katie added that she may still call Wrigley Oliver sometimes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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