104- and 108-Year-Old Fans Throw Out First Pitches at Weekend Baseball Games
When it comes to pitching, age is just a number
You’re never too old for America’s pastime.
Cora Purcell, a 104-year-old Baltimore Orioles fan, is living proof of that sentiment. The centenarian threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Orioles’ home game against the Washington Nationals on Saturday. And for 104 years old, she has quite the arm.
But even at 104, Purcell wasn’t the oldest person throwing out a first pitch this weekend: 108-year-old Evelyn Jones stepped onto the mound at a Seattle Mariners game – with several of her great-great-grandchildren in the stands.
Jones’ toss to Mariners pitcher Félix Hernéndez broke the world record for the oldest person to ever throw the first pitch at a baseball game.
It was a great weekend for baseball – and the over-100 set.