1st Child to Undergo Bilateral Hand Transplant Throws out 1st Pitch at O's Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 3, 2016
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Tonight, Zion Harvey, the first child in the world to undergo a bilateral hand transplant, threw the first pitch. https://t.co/wuk5Qsr90Q

The Baltimore Orioles pulled out a 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, but the best moment of the night came before the game started.

Nine-year-old Zion Harvey had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the game, with Orioles star Adam Jones catching. What makes this different from your ordinary first pitch is that Harvey is about a year removed from being the youngest person to undergo a bilateral hand transplant.

Now, he's throwing out pitches at a major league stadium:

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Zion Harvey underwent the bilateral hand transplant procedure at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia last summer https://t.co/7cAtLtEGMB

For more on Harvey's story, check out this video from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

[Baltimore Orioles, h/t Fox Sports]


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