Mo’ne Davis threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 4, firing a perfect strike to Giants catcher Andrew Susac from the rubber.
“Just to be at the World Series is pretty cool,” Davis said. “If I didn’t throw a strike, I don’t know what I would do. Throwing a strike was the best part.”
Davis, the 13-year-old who became the first female pitcher in Little League World Series history to pitch a complete-game shutout this past summer, had a chance to rub elbows with baseball royalty before the game. Who was she most excited to meet?
“Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson,” Davis said. “But I got to talk to Chase Utley on the phone, so I think that tops it all.”
Members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team that won the U.S. championship were on the field as well during the first pitch.
Bryan Stow, the Giants fan that suffered a serious brain injury when two Dodgers fans attacked him in 2011, was on hand with his parents for Game 4 Saturday, telling “Play ball!” following the ceremonial first pitch.
“We are so thrilled to be here tonight,” said Ann Stow, Bryan’s mother. “This is the first World Series game that Bryan will be able to remember since his accident. He is so appreciative of all the support Giants’ fans have shown him throughout this journey. He feels like he is part of the team.”