Nun's First Pitch At MLB Game Is Devilishly Good

Ruben Hill
August 21, 2018

First, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt captured countless hearts during Loyola's run to the Final Four with her wit and boundless fandom.

A nun named Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw out the first pitch at a White Sox game on Saturday, and she nailed it.

And it was absolutely flawless.

Sobieck is a nun working at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago.

Not so much for Sister Mary Jo Sobiek on Saturday.

She says she would love to throw a first pitch before a Cardinals game, and she promised to help "pray us into the playoffs". That's quite apparent given her ability to spin a ball for a strike from over 60 feet away, something that most Americans couldn't dream of doing, let alone in front of thousands of fans.

Even White Sox manager Rick Renteria had to admit she was "pretty good", revealing that he spotted the nun practicing before her big moment. "I'm like, 'Wait a minute.' He (Giolito) threw it back to her and she fielded it barehanded". I was like, "Okay, she looks like she can play a little bit"'.

According to the Northwest Indiana Times, Sobieck is a graduate of Cathedral high School in St. Cloud in 1987.

A former college softball player, Sister Mary Jo has reportedly said that her fastball has been timed at 76 miles per hour.

She may well be their next signing - the White Sox lost 3-1.

Mr Renteria said: 'She had a mitt and a ball.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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