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."