100-Year-Old Man Headed to Cubs Home Opener

Louis Reinhart on Cubs' World Series drought: "They better hurry up. I've waited long enough."

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    The Chicago Cubs are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Wrigley Field. NBC 5’s Lee Ann Trotter reports. (Published Thursday, Apr 3, 2014)

    A central Illinois man will be among those helping Wrigley Field kick off its 100th anniversary celebration.

    One-hundred-year-old Louis Reinhart was asked to participate in Friday's festivities during the Cubs home opener.

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    The invitation came after his daughter sent the team a note asking for a ball to mark his 100th birthday in March.

    She said the Cubs responded with a letter from President Tom Ricketts and later an invitation to deliver the ceremonial first ball to the mound.

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    The Metamora man played baseball in high school and later became a farmer and carpenter.

    The centenarian told The (Champaign) News-Gazette he hopes this is the year the team ends its famously long World Series drought, saying: "They better hurry up. I've waited long enough."