Despite Illness, White Sox Fan Will Be At 'The Rate' For Home Opener

Michele Fiore
April 02, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Jim McKeever

Jim McKeever is bracing for another health battle. (courtesy: Patrick McKeever)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Not even cancer will stop a diehard White Sox fan from attending this week’s home opener at Guaranteed Rate Field.

WBBM's Michele Fiore reports.

Jim McKeever's got a streak going of attendance at Sox home openers -- 36 in a row -- and he's not about to break it.

"You know I've been going to these games since I was three years old,” he said.

He was escorted as a child by his father, who attended 52 home openers himself.

McKeever just learned his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is back. He agreed to begin chemotherapy, but not until the day after the South Siders’ home opener. He says he, not the cancer, will decide when the streak ends.

“I'm very optimistic for my own outlook,” he said. “I just have to get through this little battle first."

The White Sox play the Detroit Tigers at Thursday’s home opener.