Watch: Rangers let 105-year-old fan throw out first pitch

Thursday April 7th, 2016

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The MLB season is a long one, so the Rangers brought in someone who knows a thing or two about longevity to throw out the first pitch on Wednesday in 105-year-old fan Elizabeth Sullivan.

Sullivan, who is 61 years older than the franchise, told The Dallas Morning News that she began practicing her overhand throws as soon as she got the invite a month ago, and it looks like the practice paid off.

The centenarian was disappointed she one-hopped her big throw, but happy to hear the announcers were impressed with her curveball.

The grandmother said drinking three Dr. Peppers is the key to her long life and that she has a tremendous burn for the health care professionals who discouraged her from her soft drink habit.

“They died first, so I guess they made a mistake.”

[Bob’s Blitz]

– Brendan Maloy

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