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Padres Invite 105-Year-Old to Throw Out 1st Pitch as a Birthday Present

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: 105-year-old Agnes McKee throws out the first pitch before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 20, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2014

Agnes McKee may not be a big baseball fan, but the San Diego Padres have invited her to throw out the first pitch—in honor of her birthdaybefore their game on July 20.

At 105 years old, McKee will become the oldest person to ever throw out the first pitch at a Padres game.

UPDATE: July 20 at 5:35 p.m. ET

McKee took the field at Petco Park in uniform to deliver the ceremonial first pitch on Sunday:

Here's a look at her pitch:

[MLB.com, Instagram; h/t MLB Fan Cave]

---End of Update---

McKee has been busy as she prepares for her big moment Sunday. She has been practicing her throwing for months, and she has even spent time learning some of the Padres players' names.

Fox 5 San Diego sat down with McKee to discuss her big birthday and the first pitch:

[Fox 5, h/t Uproxx]

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