103-year-old White Sox fan celebrates her birthday at The Cell
In 1910, the White Sox opened the doors for the first time at the old Comiskey Park. William Howard Taft was the President of the United States and the White Sox had recently defeated the Cubs in the 1906 World Series. It was also the year Evelyn Berg was born. On Sunday, the life-long White Sox fan celebrated her 103rd birthday with her son at U.S. Cellular Field.
Berg grew up on the South Side during the economic depression following the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. She wasn't able to regularly attend games but avidly followed the team on the radio with her brothers. In 2011 for her 101st birthday, Berg attended her first game since before World War II. Two years later, Berg was able to celebrate another birthday at The Cell. "I didn't think I would still be here," she said.
When the White Sox flashed a happy birthday note on the center field scoreboard early in the game, Berg received an ovation from White Sox fans.
-- Evan Vladem / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent