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Video: Watch a 105-year-old woman throw a better first pitch than 50 Cent

Jul 21, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

Not that the bar was that high, but at least she hit what she was aiming for. And she did it with flair, too:


The back story on Agness McKee can be read here.

  1. bostonfrogs - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Is she available to close games for the Tigers?

    • nbjays - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      Well she appears to have better control than Phil Coke anyway.

  2. thomas844 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    I haven’t seen the floater pitch since Scuffy McGee!

    • jfk69 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

      Steve Hamilton

  3. jfk69 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    105 year old challenges FiTTY CENT to dart game. Winner take all. Says his arm and aim is worth no more than two bits

  4. jm91rs - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Just watching her wind her arm like that had me afraid she’d break a bone! Awesome though, my grandma was probably the biggest baseball fan I ever met. She didn’t make it to 105 but I was always amazed how she always knew everything that happened to the Reds. Hooray for old ladies loving baseball!

    • Alex K - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      My grandma picked up baseball in the last few years. I can put a game on and she’ll watch it. It’s awesome.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM

      I swear my grandmother knows more about the Mariners, Halos, A’s, Rangers and Astros than anyone else including the managers of those teams.

    • auminer96 - Jul 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

      My grandma loves baseball too. She will watch any game anytime. She also gets super cranky when her team is playing on the West Coast and she can’t stay awake for the game! My sister and I took her to Spring Training a few years ago when she was 85 and we all had a blast.

  5. chip56 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Gun had her 5mph higher than a Jaime Moyer fastball.

    • nbjays - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Along with most butterflies and snowflakes.

    • wlschneider09 - Jul 21, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      In fairness, Jamie’s several years older…

  6. jwbiii - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    A walker with wheels and hand brakes, that’s what the cool kids at the retirement home have.

    Nice arm, too.

  7. historiophiliac - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Why did they have to put that poor old woman in camo? Good grief.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Yes, how dare the Padres honor veterans and our military!

      They should not offer discounted tickets to active and retired military on Sundays to coincide with the camo too!

      • historiophiliac - Jul 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

        It’s angry reactionary day! Wheeee!!!!

  8. hushbrother - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Bring her back for Old-Timers’ Day!

  9. aceshigh11 - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Better than Baba Booey.

  10. Stiller43 - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    pretty wild her own kids could be long gone due to old age and she’s wheelin out to throw a first pitch. she’s been around for the titanic, two world wards…whoa!

    • amhendrick - Jul 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      But not around for a Cubs World Series win . . .

  11. ejheim62 - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    no truth to the rumor that the Phillies were considering offering a contract…

    • chip56 - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I was just about to write that it’s a good thing Ruben wasn’t at the game or else he would have signed her to a 5 year deal.

  12. gloccamorra - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Rene Rivera should have caught that ball, but he moved back when he saw her windup and it dropped in front of him.

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