MLB Teams Helping Young Girl with 3-D Printed Hand Throw Out First Pitch at Every Field
Young fans' dream quickly caught fire on social media and looks to soon become a reality.
Like many other seven year olds, Hailey Dawson is a huge baseball fan and loves to throw fastballs. Hailey differs from other children, however, in that she was born with a disease called Poland Syndrome, and therefore is missing three fingers on her right hand.
But has Hailey ever let that stop her? No way. She now has a 3-D printed hand, controlled by fishing wire, and a dream to throw out the first pitch at every single major league stadium.
Enter Twitter. After Bleacher Report tweeted a video of Hailey’s story, explaining that she wants to throw a pitch at every ballpark, something kind of magical happened.
7-year-old Hailey Dawson wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark with her 3-D printed hand pic.twitter.com/onStqhEzyB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 7, 2017
One after another, MLB teams saw the video and began to invite Hailey to throw the first pitch at their respective ballparks. Even minor league clubs and college teams asked for her information.
We’d LOVE to have Hailey at CBP!
Can you please DM us her information so we can reach out?
— Phillies (@Phillies) September 7, 2017
We would love to have Hailey at AT&T Park! Please DM us her info.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) September 7, 2017
Sounds great! Can you DM us Hailey’s info, so we can reach out?
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 7, 2017
Can you make it up to Minnesota, Hailey? DM us your info and we will make it happen!
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 7, 2017
Absolutely! Please DM us Hailey’s info. so we can get in touch with her.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 7, 2017
Looks like we need to get you to Fenway, Hailey!
Just DM us with your info and we’re in! ⚾️
— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 8, 2017
Hailey is already well on the way to completing her goal. She has thrown the first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals’ stadiums, reports Mashable. And it seems like Twitter is really going to make sure she hits the rest.
sometimes twitter is really good pic.twitter.com/sWzoEIDcEG
— Nats Squid (@NatsSquid) September 7, 2017
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