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105-year-old woman to throw out the first pitch at a Padres game

Jul 18, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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She may be asked to play right field too. I mean, it’s the Padres after all:

Agnes McKee is considered one of the oldest residents of San Diego County and shows no signs of slowing down. In honor of her big birthday, McKee was chosen to throw the first pitch at the Padres game on July 20.

That big birthday: the big 1-0-5. She’s been practicing an underhand pitch for the occasion. Odds are it’s better than 50 Cent’s. Heck, it may be better than Justin Masterson‘s or Edwin Jackson‘s.

 

  1. yahmule - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    “My husband was a baseball player. I haven’t been very into (laughs) the Padres because they don’t ever win any games (laughs).”

    Agnes may have unwittingly discovered the key to a long and happy life.

  2. hittfamily - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    This is one of those events that you can’t schedule too far in advance.

  3. rbj1 - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Ruben Amaro Jr. to sign her for the Phillies rotation.

    • nbjays - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      Is she old enough for the Phillies?

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM

        5 years 100 mil with a player option in 2020.

    • xmatt0926x - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      I clicked on this article specifically to read the bevy of Ruben Amaro jokes that were sure to follow. As a Phillies fan I ask that everyone keep them up. I despise this man and feel he should be ridiculed endlessly. I also think he should be beaten with a bag of oranges 24 hours a day.

      • anythingbutyanks - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:17 PM

        Unless there is some story involving Amaro and a bag of oranges that I missed, that is an oddly specific wish. And just odd.

      • stephenlin - Jul 18, 2014 at 7:14 PM

        @xmatt0926x lol, “beaten with a bag of oranges…”

  4. philliesblow - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    More power to her. The way she’s going she may out live baseball because after all, baseball is dying.

  5. stex52 - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Hey, the Yankees need pitching. Maybe they’ll have a scout there. She fits the age profile.

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      I hate that you beat me to that joke.

      • stex52 - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:09 PM

        I almost didn’t make it. Beating up the Phillies or Yankees for age is getting so passé.

  6. snorkybluefog - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    I hope the Tommy John epidemic doesnt hit her

    • hittfamily - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      slow clap….

      well done. big ol’ thumbs up.

  7. historiophiliac - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Thank Dog there’s baseball again tonight.

  8. tigers182 - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Odds she throws a more accurate pitch than 50 cent?

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      I am sure that she throws a nasty knuckleball.

      • jerze2387 - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:59 PM

        More like a pinochle ball

      • historiophiliac - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM

        HBPiD!

  9. drewzducks - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Mrs. Jamie Moyer?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM

      Close… his daughter.

  10. icanspeel - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Wow 105… Imagine everything she has seen being born in 1909. Makes me wonder if she followed baseball her whole life because that alone would be amazing to witness let alone the rest of the world’s change.

    • whatacrocker - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      Do you know what she and I have in common? We’ve never seen the Cubs win a World Series.

      • yahmule - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:42 PM

        And you’ll be saying the same thing if you make it to 105.

    • hittfamily - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      I find it so amazing that Vin Scully called Mickey Mantle’s and Bryce Harper’s first games.

    • slavetothetrafficlight - Jul 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

      She was 60 when the Pads played their very first game.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 18, 2014 at 7:18 PM

        What are the odds of her still being around when the Padres get their first no-hitter?

  11. janessa31888 - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Yes she probably does throw better than Justin Masterson. Not that I’m bitter, or anything.

  12. rbts2014 - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    is baseball trying to find the first person to die on the mound throwing out a first pitch? I think the blue jays had a 100 year old throw out the first pitch earlier this season and she stayed alive through that ceremonial first pitch.

    • stex52 - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      It wouldn’t be so bad for her. That sounds like a great way to go. The crowd might not like it so much.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:32 PM

        Now pitching for the Padres…Ida Blankenship!

  13. dan1111 - Jul 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Well done, everyone. This thread is comedy gold. Imagine how funny the comments would be if she were 110 years old.

  14. foreverchipper10 - Jul 18, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Didn’t the Padres already have a dinosaur throw out the first pitch this year?

  15. skerney - Jul 18, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Amaro sending scouts.

  16. stagedoorjohnny - Jul 18, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    This lady when about being honored by the Padres probably thought it came from Mission San Diego de Acala with whom she had a first name relationship with Father Junipero Serra.

  17. gloccamorra - Jul 19, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    I’ve always said, if a chick can throw a curve ball for a strike… wait – underhand? I just hope somebody from the press covers it.

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