WASHINGTON - She danced with Obamas while fulfilling her dream of visiting the White House. She got her own personalized jersey and got to spin a basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters. Now, check off attending a Major League Baseball game on the bucket list for 107-year-old Virginia McLaurin.
The ageless wonder from Washington D.C. went to see her first ballgame at Nationals Park Thursday night to watch the Washington Nationals take on the St. Louis Cardinals.
McLaurin got to take the field before the game during a pregame ceremony for Black Heritage Day at Nationals Park. She was greeted by Nationals’ manager Dusty Baker, who presented her with a brand new customized Nationals jersey with her last name and age on the back.
With the help of Baker to put the jersey on, she showed off her sweet Nats gear by dancing in front Baker, the crowd and the cameras.
Despite the Nationals trailing at one point, McLaurin would end up being a true good luck charm as Washington would come back to beat St. Louis 2-1 thanks to home runs by Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa.