Seven-Year-Old Girl With Robotic Hand Throws First Pitch for World Series Game 4 in Houston
Hailey’s latest hand—her eighth—which features an Astros logo, was made special for the big game.
It was Game 4 of the 2017 World Series, and all eyes were on seven-year-old Hailey Dawson and her shiny right hand. The second grader from Henderson, Nevada, threw out the first pitch as the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off in Houston on Saturday night—a highpoint in her two-year quest to throw the first pitch at every Major League Baseball park.
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Dawson, who was born without the pointer, index and ring fingers on one hand, uses a 3D-printed robotic hand to grip and throw baseballs. Today reports that the incredible young girl even got her own custom "Vegas Strong" cleats, and a special World Series hand that featured an Astros logo for the big game. The hand is her eighth since she received her first one in 2015.
“She’s really a terrific young lady,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said after meeting her. “It’s an honor for Major League Baseball to have her here to throw out the first pitch. It’s an amazing scientific and medical accomplishment.”
You go girl!