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112-year-old fan attends first White Sox game

At 112 years old, CP Crawford obviously has seen a lot in his century-plus time alive, but he has never seen his beloved Chicago White Sox play in person.

That changed on Thursday, as Crawford was at Guaranteed Rate Field to watch the White Sox host the Kansas City Royals.

Before the game, the centenarian was presented a “112 Crawford” White Sox jersey by franchise legend Harold Baines, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this past summer.

“How you doing, sir?” Baines asked Crawford, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “I feel pretty good,” he replied. The exchange between the two also elicited Crawford dispatching some truly sage wisdom.

At 112 years and 18 days, Crawford is the oldest living man in the United States and third-oldest in the world.

Crawford’s visit was arranged in a coordination between the White Sox and Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes.

“See, I told you I was going to take you to see the White Sox. Guess what? You’re here at the White Sox,” Holmes told Crawford as the 112-year-old was about to enter Guaranteed Rate Field.

While the ChiSox could not deliver a victory over the Royals, losing 6-3, it goes without saying that Crawford still had a grand time at the ballpark.