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No. 1 fan? At 102, Mary Latowski still makes it to Fenway to watch her beloved Red Sox

Mary Latowski, 102, modeled a Red Sox cap in her daughter's home earlier this week.
Mary Latowski, 102, modeled a Red Sox cap in her daughter's home earlier this week.Lane Turner/Globe Staff

If you were watching Game 2 of the World Series on Fox Wednesday night, you might have caught a glimpse of a certain centenarian watching her beloved Red Sox in the stands of Fenway Park.

That would have been none other than Mary Latowski, who at 102 years young didn’t let a recent stroke stop her from seeing the Sox play in the World Series at Fenway this year.

Latowski, of Coventry, R.I., is no stranger to schlepping to Kenmore Square to cheer on the boys of summer: She also attended World Series games in 2004, 2007, and 2013.

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However, catching a game this year was thrown into doubt after Latowski spent the last three weeks in the hospital undergoing rehab after a stroke.

But ultimately, she didn’t let that stand in her way. She was discharged from Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., on Tuesday — just in time to rest up for before venturing into Boston with her family to watch the Sox defeat the Dodgers, 4-2.

“I can’t wait to get there,” she told the Globe earlier this week. “I just hope they win.”

Latowski, who was sitting behind home plate for the first time, was accompanied at the game by three generations of her family.

Born on Valentine’s Day in 1916, Latowski was just a baby when Babe Ruth and the Red Sox won the World Series in 1916 and 1918, and she has always remained a loyal fan.

“My mom’s been a Red Sox fan since she was 12 years old,” her daughter, 72-year-old Linda Masiello, previously told the Globe. “She’d come home to school and listen to games on the radio at home. She loved the Red Sox.”

Mary Latowski got a hug from her grandson, Mark Masiello.
Mary Latowski got a hug from her grandson, Mark Masiello. Lane Turner/Globe Staff
Mary Latowski read the paper in her daughter's home after her discharge from the hospital.
Mary Latowski read the paper in her daughter's home after her discharge from the hospital. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Emily Sweeney of the Globe staff contributed to this report.