Bradenton woman, 98, thrilled about Boston's first home World Series clincher in 95 years

October 31, 2013 

Bradenton's Dora Langlois is shown watching a spring training game at McKechnie Field. The 98-year-old Red Sox fan loved watching her team clinch its first World Series title at home since 1918 on Wednesday. PROVIDED PHOTO

Dora Langlois, 98, remembers listening to the Boston Red Sox on the radio while growing up in Worcester, Mass.

On Wednesday, the Village Green resident got to watch the once-cursed franchise clinch its third world championship in nine years.

"I've been watching all their games," Langlois said. "The regular season, too."

Some of Langlois' favorite Sox are Hall-of-Famers Bobby Doerr, Carlton Fisk and Jime Rice.

All of them, however, take a back seat to postseason hero David Ortiz, who has been at the center of the Red Sox last three titles.

"They were all pretty good hitters," Langlois said, "but none we're as good as David Ortiz.

"He is some player -- believe me."

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