Maude Newkirk received a standing ovation at Roger Dean Stadium after tossing the ball about a dozen feet toward Marlins catch John Baker on Thursday. Young relatives rushed to hug her.
The Georgia native is no stranger to baseball: Thursday was the seventh time she'd made a first pitch during spring training. She began the tradition upon turning 100.
Newkirk has 25 great grandchildren, and there are six living generations of her family.
Information from: The Palm Beach Post, http://www.pbpost.com