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.
The Herald News in Chicago recently sent sports writer Tim O’Brien to join the Joliet Slammers independent league ballclub for a day. In this story, O’Brian chronicles joining the Slammers for batting practice, his clubhouse experience, and watching the game from the dugout.
Minor League Baseball: Slammers player-for-a-day lives the dream — HeraldNews.com