Oldest Cincinnati Reds Fan Throws Opening Pitch

August 05, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
(August 5, 2007) – Can Elsa Everly, at 109 years old, best the Mayor of Cincinnati? Maybe at pitching a baseball! Everly is the oldest living Cincinnati Reds fan, according to Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory. Anyone who doubts her loyalty can witness it first hand on Thursday, August 9, 2007, as she delivers the first pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Elsa maintains that she will do her best not to overshadow Mayor Mallory’s pitching skills, which debuted on Cincinnati Reds’ Opening Day 2007.

Ms. Everly has been a Cincinnati Reds fan for over ninety years, thanks to her father who was also an avid fan. Born in what was the family home on Colerain Avenue in Camp Washington, Elsa and her family moved to a big, yellow brick house at Pullen and Hamilton Avenues in Northside. She recalls skating on the "canal," now Central Parkway, and dancing at the old Danceland at Music Hall, where she met Charles, her husband of thirty years. Elsa credits her longevity to the fact that she "never drank pop or ate those nasty hamburgers."

After her pitching debut at the 12:35 p.m. EST game, Elsa will join her friends from Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community in the stands. Scarlet Oaks, a member of Deaconess Long Term Care, is located in the historic Gas-Light district of Clifton.
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