NEW YORK —
Chamberlin said Young and at least one other researcher had previously been in contact with her family, trying to verify LaPallo's age.
"At the end of the day, whether he's 112 or 102, I'll guess he's in a lot better health than Mr. Young," she said.
LaPallo attracted quite a crowd while the Yankees took batting practice before playing the Red Sox. He stood without assistance and showed nary a wrinkle, recalling how met Babe Ruth before the slugger was a major leaguer.
LaPallo said he first saw the Yankees in person when they were called the Highlanders and played at Hilltop Park, their home until 1912.
The Yankees congratulated LaPallo on the scoreboard during Saturday's game and he got a big cheer from the crowd.