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At 103 Yrs Old, The “Pride Of Loyola-Chicago” Can Still Throw A Mean 1st Pitch.

Sister Jean throws out first pitch at Loyola game

Most people will live their whole lives without ever being asked to throw out the first pitch at a professional baseball game, but Sister Jean has done it twice!

Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt is a die-hard Chicago sports fan who has served as chaplain of the Loyola University Ramblers basketball team since 1994. She’s a fixture on the sidelines of just about every game, and in 2018 she made waves online when her team won the NCAA tournament for the first time in 33 years.

The nun is a true sports fan who is unfailingly loyal to Loyola University, where she also worked prior to retirement. After becoming internet famous in 2018, she was asked to throw out the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. She was 99 years old at the time, but she still wound up and let ‘er rip with the best of them!

The chaplain is now 103 years old, and has thrown out a first pitch for the Cubs for the second time.

The Cubs and their fans gave Sister Jean a lot of love as she was wheeled onto the pitcher’s mound for the match-up against the Philadelphia Phillies. They even gifted her with a custom Cubs jersey, number 103, of course. She may not be a spring chicken, but she still managed to wind up and throw a pretty decent pitch!

“103 years old,” one fan tweeted after Sister Jean’s pitch. “Winding up with multiple arm twirls. Sister Jean, the pride of Loyola-Chicago, for the win.”

Sister Jean said she prays for her Chicago teams before every game. She also prays for the other team, but “perhaps not as hard.” Truly, a sports fan after our own hearts!

Watch Sister Jean’s first pitch below, and don’t forget to share.

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