September 15, 2017 - 3:03 pm
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.
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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