Sister delivers strike for Chicago White Sox in ceremonial first pitch
The Chicago White Sox brought in a some holy help for the ceremonial first pitch Saturday.
The ChiSox had Sister Mary Jo Sobieck of Marian Catholic High School from Chicago Heights, Ill. throw out the first pitch. She walked up to the mound, pointed to sky, bounced the ball off her arm and nailed it with a strike over the plate.
Was that a curve or changeup delivered to Chicago right-hander Lucas Giolito?
It was the school’s day at Guaranteed Rate Field with the school’s marching band also performing at the park.
The team posted a video of the pitch .
One of the most impressive first pitches of all time. pic.twitter.com/PA7M4iC9X5— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 18, 2018
The school posted a video of Sister Sobieck practicing for her big pitch.
Have you heard the news? Marian Catholic's own Sister Mary Jo Sobieck will take the mound on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field to throw out the first pitch at Marian Catholic Night with the White Sox! She was spotted in East Gym yesterday warming up her arm. Watch Sister Mary Jo throw a strike in person by purchasing your tickets at https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/tickets/specials#marian-catholic
After the game White Sox manager Rick Renteria said it looks like she can play.
“She was talking to someone [before the pitch] and wanted to warm up,” Renteria said according to the Chicago Sun-Times . “She had a mitt and a ball. She gave him the mitt. She stepped back at about 45 feet and threw a bullet. I’m like, ‘Wait a minute.’ He threw it back to her and she fielded it barehanded. I was like, ‘OK, she looks like she can play a little bit.’ ”
The Sox though couldn’t win one for her, losing to the Royals, 3-1.
Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, email@example.com or via Twitter @frnkstar.