Chicago Cubs gift 2016 World Series ring to Steve Bartman

Fourteen years after the infamous catch that changed his life, disgraced Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman has returned to Wrigley Field.

On Monday, Bartman met with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and received the gift of a lifetime -- a World Series ring.

"On behalf of the entire Chicago Cubs organization, we are honored to present a 2016 World Series Championship Ring to Mr. Steve Bartman," the Cubs said in a statement to local news station WGN.

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Bartman became a household name in 2003 when he reached for a foul ball that left fielder Moises Alou was attempting to catch during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs were winning that game, but would go on to lose it and the series, lengthening their championship drought another year.

After a total of 108 years without a championship, the Cubs outlasted the Cleveland Indians in seven games to win the 2016 World Series.

"We hope this provides closure on an unfortunate chapter of the story that has perpetuated throughout our quest to win a long-awaited World Series," the team's statement continued.

Bartman's visit to Wrigley Field also included a tour of the park, which he chose not to return to even during last season's World Series.

"I humbly receive the ring not only as a symbol of one of the most historic achievements in sports, but as an important reminder for how we should treat each other in today's society," Bartman, who received death threats after the incident in 2003, said of the honor.

Photos and videos of the occasion are unlikely to be published due to Bartman's ongoing requests for peace and privacy.

See photos from the team's championship celebration:

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Fans celebrate the World Series champion Chicago Cubs during a parade and a rally in Grant Park in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs fans wait at Wrigley Field to cheer the Cubs before the start of the World Series championship celebration parade that begins at Wrigley Field and ends at a rally in Grant Park on Friday, Nov. 4 2016. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero shows off the commissioner's trophy during the World Series victory parade on Michigan Avenue. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the team's first World Series in 108 years during a victory parade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Frank Polich
Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo along with teammates family, staff and friends roll pass in a double decker bus past the iconic Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs marque during the parade honoring the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs fans wave and cheer as the Chicago Cubs proceed down North Michigan Avenue during the Chicago Cubs World Series Parade, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Alyssa Pointer/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A dog wears a Chicago Cubs bandana during the World Series victory parade on Michigan Avenue. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta during the World Series victory parade on Michigan Avenue. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade on Michigan Avenue. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 04: Thousands of Chicago Cubs fans pack Michigan Avenue near Grant Park during the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series parade on November 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs won their first World Series championship in 108 years after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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