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Phil Coyne, Longtime Pirates Usher, Turns 102-Years-Old

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - If you've seen a Pirates game in your life, chances are you have seen Phil Coyne.

Coyne was a longtime usher in each of the stadiums the Pirates have played in since the early 1900s. He joined the organization at just 18-years-old and his famous smile along the baseline endeared him to fans.

He worked for the team for 81 seasons before he retired a few years ago.

Today, family and friends celebrated his 102nd birthday.

"I met a lot, a lot of people over the years," Coyne said. "I still think of them when I have idle time and I'm watching the games or something."

The birthday was celebrated with a parade, complete with bagpipes.

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