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Age Ain't Nothing But a Three-Digit Number

On Sunday afternoon in Boston, the Red Sox made headlines by having 100-year-old Arthur Giddon serve as an honorary batboy.

That’s a great story, but it was trumped by a something that occurred in the Minor Leagues on Friday night: 102-year-old Chris Norcera, a Round Rock Express season-ticket holder, threw out an honorary first pitch at Dell Diamond. 

In lieu of making lame age jokes that inevitably find a way to reference Jamie Moyer, I will now defer to the photographic evidence.

Nocera winds:

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 And delivers:
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And, finally, basks in the happy afterglow of a job well-done:

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The Express, no doubt inspired by Nocera’s strike-throwing capabilities, scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 7-4 victory.

If YOU are aware of further centenarian exploits occurring at the Minor League level, then do not hesitate to get in touch at benjamin.hill@mlb.com

And, on another note, let me remind everyone that I am not just a blogger. Here are two MiLB.com articles from last week that are worth sharing (the “special to” byline means that I am not exclusive to MLB.com, by the way).

A look at the job of clubhouse manager.

Pitchers umpire in wild South Atlantic League game (my favorite kind of story).