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Sully to throw out first pitch Saturday

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 02, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This from the Yankees:

CHESLEY “SULLY” SULLENBERGER TO THROW OUT CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH AT YANKEE STADIUM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, PRIOR TO YANKEES’ GAME VS. CUBS

The New York Yankees today announced that Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot of Flight 1549 who successfully landed the impaired plane safely on New York’s Hudson River in January, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the Yankees’ 1:05 p.m. exhibition game vs. the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, April 4.

The Yankees will honor “Sully” (a Yankees fan since boyhood) as well as Flight 1549 co-pilot Jeff Skiles and flight-crew member Doreen Welsh in a pregame ceremony.

In addition, the Yankees will welcome Challenger, the renowned American Bald Eagle, who will fly across Yankee Stadium from the top of the Bleachers Café to the pitcher’s mound at the conclusion of the national anthem.

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