Second to nun! 103-year-old Sister Jean throws out first pitch for Cubs

September 28th, 2022

A month after celebrating her 103rd birthday, Loyola University Chicago’s Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt returned to Wrigley Field on Tuesday to throw out the first pitch prior to the Cubs’ matchup against the Phillies.

Sporting a customized No. 103 jersey, the centenarian delighted the crowd by completing an underhand toss to Clark, the Cubs’ mascot, from her wheelchair at the lip of the grass in front of home plate. 

Sister Jean, who was born on Aug. 21, 1919, rose to national prominence in 2018 due to her role as chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers, who made a Cinderella run to the Final Four during that year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. She also threw out the first pitch before the Cubs' home opener in 2018.