The best pitchers in baseball can make big pitches in big situations. Go ahead and add Sister Mary Jo Sobieck to the list. During Saturday's Marian Catholic High School night at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Chicago-area nun became the talk of baseball with her divine delivery of the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox took on the Royals.Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Sister Mary Jo came to play. The one-time softball player even showed off a slick arm-bounce trick before hurling her perfect strike to White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito.Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
One of the most impressive first pitches of all time. 😱 pic.twitter.com/PA7M4iC9X5— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 18, 2018
“That was awesome,” Giolito later told MLB.com. “She had a whole routine. She had it planned out. I was just lucky to be back there. She threw a perfect pitch.”
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The Royals may have ultimately defeated the White Sox 3-1, but Sister Mary Jo was the story — and Twitter was loving it.
Mercy, Sister Mary Jo! pic.twitter.com/oM9jBDT5N7— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 19, 2018
Of course she made Sportscenter's Top 10
Anyone smell an endorsement coming?
Don't know what's more 🔥 - Sister Mary Jo's curve or how well she's got that glove broken in. https://t.co/P5AsdsNszv— Wilson Ball Gloves (@wilsonballglove) August 20, 2018
When A.C. Slater is a fan...
That was a nasty curveball dropped in for a strike by Sister Mary Jo. Beautiful pitch...— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) August 19, 2018
Can we get her in the @Dodgers rotation?#SisterMaryJo #Catholic #GodSpeed #SignHerUp pic.twitter.com/ukmTfroVLJ
Time to make the morning talk show rounds...
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