93-year-old phan gets World Series tickets

October 21, 2008 5:51:36 PM PDT
Call her "Mrs. October," "The Ticket Lady" or just Jessie Foyle, the one thing about her you should know:The 93-year-old has not missed a World Series since 1964, when a ticket cost just eight dollars.

Now, with prices for a seat at the Fall Classic going for as much as $9,000 online, Foyle found she just couldn't afford to go.

Fortunately for her, sporting goods store Modell's got wind of her problem.

Wearing her trademark cape decorated with baseball tickets, Foyle arrived at the Modell's store in Center City to much fanfare.

There, she was presented with two tickets for game three at Citizen's Bank Park.

"I feel sorry for the people who have supported them all these years, and now when it comes to the World Series, they can't go," Foyle said.

"Baseball is such a great, historic game. It's all about the numbers, and she, as a fan, has her own record and her own streak," said Derrick Morgan of Modell's.

Foyle was there in 1980 when the Phillies won the World Series. In fact, her all-time favorite player is Mike Schmidt, she says, because of his ability and his personality.

Foyle was born and raised in Roxborough. The love of baseball runs in her family.

"My father was a baseball player. He played very briefly with Cleveland," Foyle said. "But, he had a knee injury, and back in those days that was the end of your career. Now they're back in five weeks!"

Mrs. October's name is now etched on the giant shirt which will be placed at Citizen's Bank Park.

She'll take one of her grandsons with her as she watches game three of the World Series.


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