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105-year-old woman throws out first pitch at San Diego Padres game

Agnes McKee did a much better job than 50 Cent.
By Evan Bleier   |   July 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM   |   Comments

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SAN DIEGO, July 21 (UPI) -- She may be 105, but Agnes McKee was still a hit when she threw out the first pitch at the San Diego Padres game on Sunday against the New York Mets at Petco Park.

The Padres selected McKee for the honor because of her age and because her late husband was a veteran.

Even though McKee is more interested in ballroom dancing and bridge than baseball, she practiced her pitching with staff members at her retirement home.

"It's very exciting," McKee told 10 News before taking the field. "I'm very honored to be allowed to do that. I have no idea what's going to happen I hope everything goes well. "

By making the traditional throw, McKee became the oldest person ever to toss a ceremonial first pitch at a Padres game.

In addition to appearing on the mound, McKee also planned to eat a hot dog and drink a beer while she was at the park.

"I hope to see the Padres have a winning season during my lifetime," McKee told U-T San Diego.

Although that may never happen, McKee did get to see the home team get a win. The Mets were only able to muster up three hits against the Padres and San Diego won 2-1.

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