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111-Year-Old Man- Oldest Yankee Fan Meets Derek Jeter; 'This Is The Greatest Day of My Life'

A 111-year-old fan met with the New York Yankees this week during batting practice.

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Derek Jeter and manager Joe Girardi greeted the man, who is probably the oldest Yankees fan there is.

Bernando LaPallo was in fact born the same year that the Yankees were founded. The devoted fan said, "This is the greatest day of my life. The Yankees and I were born in the same year, 1901," according to the New York Post.

LaPallo reportedly has lived in New York for the past 90 years, having originally been born in Brazil.

The fanatical Yankees fan explained that when he met Jeter he "spoke about his accident and hoped he would get back to hit more homers and steal more bases."

Sunday night will see the Yankees face off against the Boston Red Sox, in one of the most fierce rivalries in American sports. The two arch rivals have each won one of the games in the series so far, with the Red Sox cleaning up on Saturday by claiming an 11-1 rout.

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