In wholesome Chicago news, the chaplain of the Loyola University Ramblers men’s basketball team, Sister Jean, threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field for the Cubs game this past Tuesday night. The 103-year-old wore her Loyola varsity jacket and Cubs jersey for the occasion.
Throwing an underhand toss from her wheelchair, the icon sat just before home plate, tossing the ball amidst cheers from the stands. Sister Jean has been Chaplin of the Loyola University Ramblers since 1994. This is her first time back at Wrigley Field since 2018.
Sister Jean rose to notoriety in 2018, when the Ramblers played the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, as she cheered from the sidelines. She became known on the Internet as the “basketball nun” but to Loyola University students, she’s a fixture in their daily lives, oft greeting everyone with a smile as she moves around campus.
Congratulations to Sister Jean, and go Cubs, who won this game against Philadelphia 2-1.