Las Vegas girl to throw out first pitch at World Series Game 4

Las Vegan Hailey Dawson, who has captured hearts by throwing out ceremonial first pitches at baseball games despite missing much of her right hand, will perform the same duty before Game 4 of this year’s World Series on Oct. 28.

The 7-year-old was born with Poland Syndrome and is missing three fingers on her pitching hand. She compensates by using a 3-D printed robotic hand designed by UNLV engineers.

She has thrown out the first pitch before Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Las Vegas 51s games, and hopes to eventually make her pitch at all 30 major league ballparks.

Yong Dawson’s, Hailey’s mom, said in an email that her precocious right-hander will display a World Series theme on her pitching hand when she takes the mound on baseball’s biggest stage.

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