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Justice Sotomayor To Throw Out First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

by @ 8:29 pm on September 22, 2009. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sonia Sotomayor, Sports, Supreme Court

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Yankees’ final home game on Saturday:

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sonia Sotomayor, the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, will help the Yankees commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month by throwing out the first pitch before Saturday’s game against the Red Sox.

The Bronx native, who on Aug. 8 became just the third woman to sit on the high court when, is a lifelong Yankees fan.

On Friday, first-pitch honors will go to Ricardo Martinelli, the president of Panama.

Justice Sotomayor, by the way, is not the first member of the Supreme Court to throw out a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game. Justice Stevens did it at a Cubs game in 2005, Justice Alito did it at a Phillies game in 2006, and Justice Breyer let his wife and daughter take his place at a Red Sox game in 2005.

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