Phil Coyne started working as an usher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1936 and has worked thousands of home games, with his only absence being when he served in WWII. He will be turning 100 this April and has decided to retire from his position after 81 years on the job!
The Pirates gave him a jersey with his name on it and the Pittsburgh City Council has declared August 29th Phil Coyne day.
When Phil Coyne started his first year as a Pirates usher at Forbes Field:— Old-Time Baseball Photos (@OTBaseballPhoto) April 7, 2018
-Sandy Koufax had yet turned one years old
- Joe DiMaggio was just a rookie for the Yankees
- Lou Gehrig was the Yankees first baseman
- Phillies were still playing at the Baker Bowl https://t.co/V1U2pAO0I8