KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The All-Star Game marked an extra-special day for Geraldine Nance-Peters of Kansas City, Kansas.
Nance-Peters, a wife and retired nurse, celebrated her 88th birthday and her love for Major League Baseball on Tuesday. Sporting her Royals baseball cap and her All-Star t-shirt, her birthday bash drew a huge crowd of relatives to her home on Rowland Avenue.
"I don't feel any different," the birthday girl said. "I'm getting older. Cuter? Oh, yes cuter, I guess.
Geraldine has loved baseball ever since she was a young girl growing up in Wyandotte County.
"She could out beat all of the men," said Geraldine's daughter, Judy Hill-SIms. "Every time we had a family picnic she hit the ball out of the park."
Geraldine says she can't help but love the game!
"Baseball's in my blood. I love it," Geraldine said.
In fact, her cousin was Baseball Hall of Famer Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan. The outstanding pitcher with a powerful fastball played for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1920 to 1938.
As she celebrates her 88th birthday, Geraldine is counting her blessings.
"I'm thankful for my family," she said. "Even though it was hard raising them, I got through it, and I love them to pieces!"