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For decades George Webb restaurants had been predicting that Milwaukee's baseball team would win 12 games in a row. In April, 1987, it finally came true. WochitBuy Photo
Mary Beth Unglaub with her George Webb T-shirt from the big burger giveaway at the George Webb Restaurant at 7105 S. 76th St. in Franklin. She has worked at that restaurant since 1981.(Photo: Michael Sears, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo
It was the day the Brewers beat George Webb.
Thirty years ago this Saturday thousands of people stood in line in the rain to collect on a promise made by George Webb, who by then had been dead for three decades.
Webb, the quirky, iconoclastic restaurant owner who installed two clocks right next to each other in his restaurants for no discernible reason, had predicted Milwaukee's baseball team would some day win a dozen games in a row.