103-year-old Indians fan hoping for World Series win

Pernorse Hodo was at 1948 World Series parade

CLEVELAND - At 103 years old, Pernorse Hodo is one of the oldest Tribe fans around — anxiously awaiting another World Series win in his lifetime.

The World War II veteran remembers being at the 1948 World Series parade right after the Indians beat the Boston Braves.

Nowadays, the Tribe is keeping him young at heart.

He watches every single game, and oftentimes offers postgame analysis. Take ALDS Game 4 against the Yankees, for instance.

“A lot of pressure come on you so you make mistakes and that’s something you never did do,” Hodo said.

But Hodo has faith in his Indians — and seeing another World Series win soon

“I feel it. The way they play, I think they’re going to win it,” he said.

He said his secret to his long life, by the way, is eating lots of chicken.

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