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Agnes McKee, 105, Becomes Oldest ‘First Pitcher’
Posted By Kotei Kotey On July 22, 2014 @ 11:10 am In Notebook | No Comments
Agnes McKee, 105, has become the oldest person ever to throw a ceremonial first pitch in a Major League Baseball game.
McKee stepped on to the mound at Petco Park on July 20 before the hometown San Diego Padres took on the New York Mets . McKee, wearing her very own Padres jersey – number 105, of course – and cap, wowed the crowd with an impressive windup and underhand toss.
According to Yahoo Sports , a member of the staff at Fairwinds-Ivey Ranch Retirement Community in Oceanside, Calif., nominated McKee for the honor, as the game came just a few days after her birthday on July 16.
While throwing a first pitch can be an intimidating – even embarrassing – experience, as rapper 50 Cent recently learned , McKee seem undaunted, having practiced months in advance to hold on to her walker with one hand while throwing the pitch with the other.
“It felt really good when I got up this morning,” she jokingly told KSWB-TV.  “I was afraid I wouldn’t.”
The Padres ended up beating the Mets, 2-1.
Watch Agnes in action, via YouTube .
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