Twins celebrate their 85th birthday on July Fourth at a Hot Rods baseball game

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – While many Americans were out celebrating the Fourth of July, twin brothers were celebrating a little bit more.

Twins turning 85-years-old on Independence Day, spent their afternoon together in one of their favorite places, the Bowling Green Hot Rods stadium.

Usually, Roy and George Bertram sit in a plastic seat and watch their team play baseball, but for their 85th, the Hot Rods surprised them with the “best seat in the house,” a double recliner directly behind home plate.

“We always spend it together somewhere, but we come to the Hot Rods games when they got a game the Fourth,” said George.

Eric Leach, the general manager of the Bowling Green Hot Rods, said he enjoyed being able to celebrate with the Bertrams.

“George and Roy have been long time season ticket holders and they make it to, I’d say, probably 75% of the games and so we’ve gotten to know them over the years. They’re great guys and of course, being twins, it’s super unique. And knowing that July 4th was their birthday, we wanted to save them the best seats in the house and just kind of recognize them for their true love and passion to Hot Rods baseball,” said Leach.

“Well just to be together and see a baseball game. I’m a baseball fan. I’ve been a season ticket holder for 13 years,” said George.

Following the game there was an exciting fireworks display.

“Traditionally with baseball games, you get some people who leave especially in a lopsided loss unfortunately, but everybody stayed around and the cheering and the roaring with the fireworks, it was really, really special. And that’s why we do what we do,” said Leach.