The Arizona Diamondbacks honored the memory of Reno Airshow plane crash victim and Diamondbacks fan Michael Wogan before their playoff game with the Milwaukee Brewers. Wogan’s mother Anne Wogan threw out the first pitch, and the Diamondbacks announced that they will be renaming their season ticket scholarship program in Wogan’s honor. In the video below you can see the emotional first pitch in which Anne Wogan looks to the heavens, kisses the ball, and then throws the pitch to Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler. The family also talks about their loss and their gratitude to the Diamondbacks organization for all they have done for the family since the tragedy.
The Florida Marlins will play their final game at Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday, the stadium where they have played since their inception in 1993. The pitcher and catcher who were on the mound for the franchise’s first game at the stadium will be back on the mound for its last. Charlie Hough, who is now 63 years old, will throw out the first pitch to his former battery mate Benito Santiago. In the story link below Hough and fellow original Marlins player Scott Pose share their memories of the stadium.
Hough’s knucklers perfect bookends for 19 years of Florida Marlins — Sun-Sentinel.com
Maude Newkirk the longtime baseball fan who has made headlines by throwing out the first pitch at Roger Dean Stadium last year prior to a spring training game between the St Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins has died at Age 107. Newkirk was a regular on the mound in Florida throwing out first pitches between her 100th to 106th birthdays. She passed on Monday at the Manors Of Hobe Sound nursing home in Florida. In the story, Roger Dean Stadium general manager Mike Bauer pays his respects to Newkirk and you can see pictures of some of her recent first pitches.
The independent league Joliet Slammers allow fans who purchase certain ticket packages the opportunity to throw out a first pitch prior to the start of their game. This lady is celebrating her 40th birthday and is among those given the first pitch honor. She makes the Big 40 memorable by falling as she releases the pitch but somehow manages to still throw a strike. John Wall could take notes.
This clip is AWESOME!!!! WWE Superstar The Miz threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s Cleveland Indians game. As the video shows, he’s not half bad. The pre pitch interview, also below is a great listen for the wrestling fan as Miz talks about not remembering much of his Wrestlemania 27 match with John Cena and The Rock due to a concussion, being a lifetime Cleveland Indians fan, and bringing a championship home to Cleveland, and shares his thoughts on the C.M. Punk storyline.
The AWESOME Interview:
The Miz first pitch at the Indians Game: