A 105-year-old woman threw out the first pitch at a Padres game

Monday July 21st, 2014

We told you last week about Agnes McKee, the 105-year-old Southern California woman who was scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Padres game on Sunday. Well, she did it, and she did a great job. 

Like Jamie Moyer before her, Agnes proved it's possible to throw strikes on a major league field, even in old age. 

Agnes' appearance seemed to be a harbinger of good luck for the Padres. Odrisamer Despaigne was only four outs away from being the first San Diego pitcher to ever record a no-hitter, but a Daniel Murphy double put an end to that. Still, the Padres came away with the victory because the Mets were being very Mets-y that day. San Diego scored the game winning run when Josh Edgin tripped and fell trying to field a weak ground ball.  

- Dan Gartland

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