Madison
53° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

105-year-old to pitch at Padres game

By By Ellina Abovian
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:50:02 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2014 10:18:44 AM CDT
Agnes McKee Padres game

KSWB

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KSWB) -

At 105 years old, an Oceanside woman will become the oldest person to toss the ceremonial first pitch at a Padres game when she takes the field Sunday.

Agnes McKee is considered one of the oldest residents of San Diego County and shows no signs of slowing down.

In honor of her big birthday, McKee was chosen to throw the first pitch at the Padres game on July 20.

"I am very honored to do this, it's exciting and I hope I can get through it," said McKee, who weighs around 90 pounds and stands just shy of 5 feet. "I was really glad I got up this morning, I was afraid I wouldn't."

For the last several months, in between bridge and bingo games, McKee said she has been practicing for the perfect underarm pitch.

"When this happened I tried to learn some of the names of the ball players in case somebody asks me that," said McKee. "My husband played baseball and we went to many games when we lived in Cleveland."

McKee credits her optimism and positive outlook on her milestone achievement.

"My main thing is to enjoy everyday as it comes along, don't worry about things that haven't happened yet," said McKee.

The small-town girl from Indiana will spend Wednesday night alongside Mayor Kevin Faulconer and the San Diego Fire Department celebrating her 105th birthday.

Advertisement
  • House, windows

    iStock image

    Salary needed to own a house in 27 cities

    Mortgage resource site HSH.com has calculated how much you would need to earn in a year to be able to afford a home in 27 cities around the U.S. See where your city ranks.

  • Ray Rice

    CNN

    NFL players in trouble with the law

    The recent assault case involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has the nation talking not only about domestic violence, but also NFL players who have had brushes with the law. Take a look at a list of some of the more prominent NFL athletes who have had legal run-ins.

  • Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor blurb

    REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    What did he say?! Rob Ford's craziest quotes

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from a re-election bid in the upcoming mayoral race, according to CNN news partner CBC. The controversial mayor was hospitalized this week after the discovery of an abdominal tumor. Take a look at some of this controversial politician's most shocking quotes.

Advertisement