May 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Toronto grandmother, 101, oldest woman to toss out first pitch at MLB game

WATCH ABOVE: Kitty Cohen, 101, celebrates Mother’s Day by becoming the oldest woman in Canadian history to throw an opening pitch at a MLB game.

TORONTO – A 101-year-old Toronto woman tossed out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday’s baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Angels at the Rogers Centre. With the pitch, Kitty Cohen becomes the oldest woman in Canada to throw out a ceremonial pitch at a Major League Baseball game.

Cohen stays active by going to weekly dance classes and walking long distances.

“Why do I walk? Ain’t no mystery,” Cohen said. “Doctor told me the walking was great!  Helps them blood cells circulate! Great for the lungs, great for the ticker! Can’t nothing get you in better shape quicker!”

Cohen has taken part in an annual two-day walk to end cancer for the past seven years. She plans to lace up again for the first day of the walk in September. That’s a 30-kilometre commitment.

Cohen’s effort before Sunday’s game failed to inspire the Blue Jays. They lost 9-3 to the Angles.

- With files from Angie Seth

© Shaw Media, 2014

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