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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Sue Toth had notes prepared when I arrived to greet her at her seats: Section 4 (behind home plate), Row F, Seats 1 & 2 at Scottsdale Stadium. 

Toth has been coming to spring training for 40 years, and with her moving to Alaska recently, this has turned into a trip that accumulates over 3,500 miles.

She doesn't mind at all.

"Well, it's not getting any easier as I get older," Toth told NBC Sports Bay Area. 

But all of the travel is worth it because baseball is such a big part of her identity. 

She's been a coach, involved in the booster clubs, a fan, and even a player herself. That's right, Toth can pitch. She was invited to play in the same league that was based on the movie "A League of Their Own," and in one game she struck out 19 people.

No big deal.

She always loved baseball. And despite spending a lot of time in Arizona, she loves her Giants and genuinely cares about the players and their successes.

"I love [Buster] Posey," she said. "I've known him forever."

Toth has lived many lives. I was lucky enough just to be a part of it, even for a moment.