Bundled up and in a wheelchair, 102-year-old Boston Red Sox fan Mary Latowski arrived at Fenway Park Wednesday, with four generations of her family, to attend her fourth World Series game.
A Coventry native, Latowski said she’s been to three different World Series games in her life to cheer on the Red Sox, including games in 2004, 2007 and 2013. She also lived through the entirety of the team’s 86-year championship drought.
“This is awesome,” Latowski said ahead of Game 2. “I’ve been to four World Series [games] and I can’t believe it.”
Just a few days prior, Latowski was cheering the team on from her hospital bed, as she was recovering from a stroke she had more than three weeks ago.
Mary Latowski is 102-years-young and about to go to her 4th @RedSox World Series game! Let’s go #RedSox Here’s her story from the other day: https://t.co/sIl9QIEPD1 @wpri12 pic.twitter.com/nnE83QEhFP— Eric Halperin- WPRI (@EricHalperinTV) October 25, 2018
After watching the Red Sox beat the Astros in the ALCS, she made it her mission to make it to another World Series game. Following weeks of rehabilitation and recovery, Latowski was discharged from Kent Hospital on Tuesday and wheeled into Fenway Park by her family ahead of Game 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“I couldn’t feel any better and I couldn’t have a better family,” Latowski said.
Latowski said she’s seen a lot of different Red Sox teams in her 102 years, but said she believes this year’s team is the best she’s seen so far.