DC woman, 107, attends her 1st MLB game at Nats Park

WASHINGTON – After 107 years, someone took her out to the ball game.

Virginia McLaurin, 107, of D.C., is a local legend, but she made headlines earlier this year when she visited the White House and her dance moves impressed President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. She also met and danced with the Harlem Globetrotters in March.

Thursday night, she was on a roll again. She was taken out with the crowd to Nationals Park and saw her first Major League game. Naturally, McLaurin got to dance on the field. Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker did not buy her peanuts or Cracker Jack, but got her a Nationals jersey — number 107, of course.

McLaurin was one of the featured guests at Black Heritage Day at Nationals Park; others included Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West, the 44th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command.

“I’ve never been down here before,” McLaurin said, according to the Nationals’ website. “I’m excited; everyone around here has been so nice.”

You can see the video on the Nationals’ Facebook page.

There is no word on whether McLaurin cared if she never got back.

See a report from NBC Washington:

Virginia McLaurin dances at the White House:


Virginia McLaurin dances with the Harlem Globetrotters:

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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