Rudal “Rudy” Ahlen, 101, a New York Mets fan since team's inception


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Rudal "Rudy" Ahlen, who is 101 years old, has been rooting for the New York Mets since they started playing. Originally a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, she switched allegiances when the "Bums" moved to Los Angeles. But ever since, she has remained faithful to her "Amazins." A former player herself, she was the only woman on an all-male seniors baseball team on Long Island in her earlier days. Ahlen chatted about her favorite pastime from her room at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack while watching the game, decked out in her Mets gear on opening day, Monday, April 3, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)

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