Woman to throw out first pitch at Mariners game on her 108th birthday

Wednesday July 8th, 2015

A woman turning 108 years old on Saturday is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at that day's Seattle Mariners game, the team announced on Wednesday. 

Evelyn Jones would become the oldest person to throw out the first pitch at an MLB game, according to the team. Agnes McKee, who threw out the first pitch at age 105 at a San Diego Padres game last year, currently holds the record.

Jones is such a big Mariners fan that she watches every game on TV while dressed in team gear at her retirement community, a team spokesperson told KIMATV.com. Even more, she watches the games by herself in her room so that she is free to concentrate without being distracted by other residents. Now that's dedication!

If you're wondering what the secret is to Jones' longevity, she told the team it comes down to her diet of beef and lots of vegetables, exercise and only drinking alcohol at Saturday dances.

Watch: Mo'ne Davis throws out first pitch at Red Sox game

Seattle will host the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

- Molly Geary

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