March Madness may be over, but Sister Jean is still living her best life. On Tuesday, the 98-year-old Loyola-Chicago team chaplain took the field at Wrigley Field and had the honor of throwing out the first pitch ahead of an afternoon game between the Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. Sister Jean made her way to the field with a custom Cubs jersey draped over her lap.
As soon as she was spotted on the field at Wrigley, her star power from the NCAA Tournament carried over and she was immediately swarmed by everyone who was wanting to take a photo with America’s darling.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 10, 2018
Sister Jean was very happy to receive her custom jersey, too, showing the same joy that she had as Loyola-Chicago made its Cinderella run to the Final Four.
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) April 10, 2018
But how well did Sister Jean do when she tossed the first pitch? Well, let’s just say she did better than 50 Cent. After all, she is 98 years old, what was your excuse, Curtis?
— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) April 10, 2018
Sister Jean is forever a national treasure.