Thursday, January 04, 2007

Our Number One Fan Has Passed

From SI, and then a comment from me.......

"Kathryn Gemme, a lifelong Red Sox fan who followed the team since the days of Babe Ruth, has died. She was 112.
Gemme died at the Nemasket Healthcare Center in Middleborough on Friday, according to the O'Neill Funeral Home.
As an 18-year-old, she attended her first game at Fenway Park in 1912 shortly after the ballpark opened. At 109, Gemme was greeted by catcher Jason Varitek and former player and coach Johnny Pesky during her last game in May 2004.
Team officials brought the 2004 World Series trophy to her 111th birthday party in November 2005."

112 years young! Born in 1894! Wow. My goodness. Her day with the 2004 World Series trophy was one that must have filled her with joy. All Red Sox fans should stand up and clap their hands. Rest in peace Kathryn. Red Sox Nation will miss you, the beacon of yesterday still shining in the 21st century. Bravo!

8 Comments:

At 1/04/2007 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about a baseball fan forever....WOW....She definally deseved that trophy!!!

 
At 1/04/2007 10:11 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

So sweet a story. I HAD to post it in her memory. Thanks for your comment!!!

 
At 1/04/2007 10:13 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And Shay, thanks for being here...I know you're not a big baseball fan but I include enough other type of writing to hopefully keep you comin' back! And back. And back. Come again!!

 
At 1/04/2007 11:32 AM, Blogger furiousBall said...

112 wow! She got to see a BoSox WS win, good for her. RIP!

 
At 1/04/2007 1:01 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And FB...thanks for your comment...we HAVE to love her, and the life she led....THANKS!!!! Come back. Peter

 
At 1/04/2007 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace.She was definately a diehard fan.

 
At 1/04/2007 5:45 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Yes she was K.

 
At 1/05/2007 6:38 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And FB, she saw plenty more than just the 2004 win. Don't forget all those championships in the teens of the 20th century!

 

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