Found June 14, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:

Your browser does not support iframes.Not very many people get to actually celebrate a 102nd birthday.However, one longtime Twins fan got to exactly that Thursday night as she celebrated the momentous occasion by taking in a Phillies-Twins game at Target Field.Unfortunately, "Bert" was treated to a 3-2 Twins loss, however, the fact that she has lived beyond triple digits makes her a winner in my book.Rock on.


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