Seven-year-old Hailey Dawson, had a dream of throwing the first pitch at every MLB ballpark. Well, we’re happy to update her story to let you know this girl will be taking the mound to toss the ceremonial pitch during game four of the World Series this year!
Dawson was born with Poland Syndrome and uses a 3-D printed hand, but that has not slowed her down one bit or kept her from pursuing her love of baseball. And her mom, Yong, says they were totally surprised when they got a call from the MLB’s vice president.
A national sports site published a story on her a few weeks ago and she immediately received invites from the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and already threw it out at a Washington Nationals games.
“He said ‘We want to invite your whole family to a World Series game,’” the proud mother says. “Fantastic, dream come true right? And then he goes, ‘And we want Hailey to throw out the first pitch,’ and I started crying.’”