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Woman, 105, Makes History at Petco Park, San Diego Padres First Pitch
NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 | R. Stickney

Posted on 07/21/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

San Diego Padres and Petco Park welcomed Agnes McKee to celebrate her 105th birthday in a very special way

Agnes McKee's birthday celebration wasn't just a first for her. It was also a first for Major League Baseball.

At 105, McKee threw out the first pitch before Sunday’s San Diego Padres game and became the oldest person ever to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

“I haven’t thrown a ball in years,” she said before the game.

“I do Wii Bowling which we do like this,” she said gesturing. “So it’s the same thing.”

“Other than that, nothing on this scale have I ever done before,” she said.

McKee said she was a bit nervous about the throw, but said all pitchers have trouble with control.

She used a walker to make it to the pitchers’ mound and tossed a respectable underhanded throw to catcher Rene Rivera.

The Padres say the idea to have McKee mark her July 16 birthday with the first pitch was sparked by the staff at her retirement living community.

It may have been her first Padres game (her husband was the baseball fan in the family) but it wasn’t her first memorable birthday celebration.

Five years ago, she went skydiving at an indoor facility.

As far as the future, McKee said she’d like to achieve another “first.” Her new goal is to bowl a perfect game on Wii Bowling.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; elderly; padres; sports

1 posted on 07/21/2014 7:14:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Just watched Justin Verlander almost put one out of the park in Arizona.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 7:17:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

She was born around Ty Cobb’s fifth season as a pro. Incredible.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: nickcarraway

She probably threw better than Obama. I mean he really does throw like a girl.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 7:20:41 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

I am sure that she threw better than the girl in the WH


5 posted on 07/21/2014 7:23:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

WH is jealous!


6 posted on 07/21/2014 7:25:55 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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WH is jealous!

I see an IRS audit in her near future.

7 posted on 07/21/2014 7:27:59 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Cvengr

;)


8 posted on 07/21/2014 7:28:14 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: nickcarraway

Rockies will sign her.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 7:51:09 PM PDT by xone
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To: nickcarraway

Good for her. Even underhand, getting one across the plate is respectable for a 105-yo woman.

And good on her for her Wii Bowling goal. Some people won’t ever adapt to new technology, but it sounds as if she is always open to new things, and that (to me) is something that keeps a person going.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 8:08:35 PM PDT by Little Pig
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“And good on her for her Wii Bowling goal. “

A lot of Senior Centers have Wii.

She is quite a lady.

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11 posted on 07/21/2014 8:14:05 PM PDT by Mears
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12 posted on 07/21/2014 9:30:21 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: carriage_hill

The president looked good that day ;)


13 posted on 07/21/2014 10:55:42 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Heh...


14 posted on 07/22/2014 4:37:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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