Life-long Cubs fan celebrates milestone

Published 04/08 2014 11:22AM

Updated 04/08 2014 11:25AM

CHICAGO -- Birthdays are always something to celebrate, but when someone turns 100 years old, the celebration should be enormous. Scott Probst shows us how one Chicago man celebrated along with 40,000 others.

"I'm pretty excited. I've never been on a pitcher's mound. When I was playing, I was a catcher."

Louis Reinhart is a simple man. He has two great loves; his family and the Cubs.

"As long as he can remember, he's always been a Cubs fan. His dad was a Cubs fan. He inherited that."

"I've been a fan for 50 years, maybe more."

At 100 years old Reinhart has seen his fair share of Cubs games, but none like this.

"I don't know what to do. I appreciate the honor they've given me. I don't think I deserve it."

The Cubs organization asked Reinhart to deliver the game ball to the pitcher's mound at Sunday's home opener.

"It's a big event for him. He's really looking forward to it. I think all the family is too."

With family in tow, the Renihart's arrived at Wrigley Field. But, a scheduling conflict cut out Louis' trip to the mound. So, a Cubs official delivered a piece of memorabilia; the ball from the opening pitch. Not a bad birthday for a lifelong fan.

"I hope the Cubs win the pennant. They've got a long way to go."

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