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Lifelong Chicago Cubs Fan, Aged 103, Melts the MLB World With Her First Ever Pitch

Published 09/28/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

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Major League Baseball has a long-time follower of a tradition that goes back to April 14, 1910. That tradition is none other than the one of throwing ceremonial first pitches before the game. Then, at pre-game, a special guest gets the honor of throwing out the first pitch. Last night at the Wrigley Field, before the game started, a ceremonial pitch was thrown by Chicago Cubs’ one of the oldest living fans, Sister Jean.

Sister Jean, an American religious sister of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who has seen the world for more than a century now, threw out her first pitch at a Cubs game. 

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How did Chicago Cubs’ oldest fan’s first pitch go?

At the age of 103, Sister Jean arrived at the pitch in a wheelchair, dressed up in a Cubs jersey, all set and ready to throw her first pitch and also for her favorite team. 

Sister Jean threw out the pitch, and as soon as the mascot caught the ball, he came running toward her to give her a hug as big as he was. Not only did the mascot come happily towards her, but Sister Jean had also already opened her arms as much as she could to hug Clark, the bear.

At the same time, she is the oldest and the most favorite fan of the Cubs, who turned 103 this year on August 21. She is also the chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team of Loyola University, Chicago. Therefore, she has become an iconic figure known and adored far and wide throughout her tenure at Loyola.

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Her pitch last night melted everybody’s heart, and she is getting viral on the internet.

How did the fans react to Cubs’ favorite fan’s pitch?

Even so, “God Bless her heart”

It is indeed wholesome.

Meanwhile, she took that pitch to 450 dead center.

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Also, can somebody please confirm this?

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.
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Rupak Kumar Jha