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Woman, 105, Makes History at Petco Park, San Diego Padres First Pitch

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



    (Published Monday, July 21, 2014)

    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.