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97-Year-Old Cumberland Woman Watches Orioles Play At Camden Yards For The First Time

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The saying ‘Better Late Than Never’ really means something to a Cumberland woman. Dorothy Yeager just saw her first Orioles game. It’s always a coming-of-age moment for a child, and also in this instance, for a woman who’s 97.

Kai Jackson has the story.

It’s a magical night for Dorothy ‘Dot’ Yeager. She’s at Oriole Park, about to watch her beloved team play the Kansas City Royals.

“I always tell them all, ‘Hit the ball! We need a hit!’ Sometimes they listen, sometimes they don’t quite here.,” Yeager said.

But this is no ordinary game for her and she’s not quite your average fan.

So why is she on the field, why the pictures and all the special attention?

“Dorothy’s wish today was, she came to me about two months ago and said, I’d really like to meet the Orioles’,” Heather Railey at the Kensington Assisted Living said.

Yeager, who lives in Cumberland, is taking part in a Bucket List Program. On Thursday night, the 97-year-old got her wish to meet the Orioles and see her first game at Camden Yards.

“I came up with the depression,” she said. “We didn’t have a car. We didn’t have money to spare.”

So, radio was the stadium for the Western Maryland resident.

“I started listening to the games with my dad. I was ready to go into junior high school. And I have been an Orioles fan ever since then,” Yeager said.

So call this a fan appreciation night. Throwing out the first pitch, being on the jumbo-tron– a memorable experience that Yeager will never forget.

“And I’m just anxious to be here and see this great stadium and know that I’m watching my Orioles,” she said.

The Bucket List Program was started to give residents at Kensington Assisted Living in Cumberland a chance to live out their dreams.

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