Watch 7-year-old Hailey Dawson throw out the first pitch with her 3D-printed right hand
Hailey Dawson was born without three fingers on her throwing hand, but that hasn't stopped her from living out her dream of throwing out first pitches at Major League parks all across the country. With some help from a prosthetic hand made with a 3D printer, she took the mound at Nationals Park back in June:
Hailey Dawson, a 7-year-old pitching prospect and your new personal hero, threw out yesterday's 1st pitch with her 3D-printed robotic hand! pic.twitter.com/wCL9xHRt1O- Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 12, 2017
And on Saturday night, she managed to one-up herself: Dawson was on hand at Minute Maid Park to throw out the first pitch prior to Game 4 of the World Series. Before she took the mound, she got some pointers from Astros ace Justin Verlander -- and a pair of #VegasStrong cleats:
Earlier today, J.Verlander presented NV native Hailey Dawson, who will throw 1st pitch w/robotic hand, cleats w/ "Vegas Strong" inscription. pic.twitter.com/taHkdoHlep- Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) October 28, 2017
Then it was showtime. Using a very solid underhand form, she threw a strike to Jose Altuve. Even better? Altuve gave her an autograph:
Next stop: hitting all 30 stadiums. Hopefully we'll see her again in 2018.