Nun's incredible first pitch before White Sox game

Heather Diaz
August 20, 2018

It was Marian Catholic High night at the ballpark, and thus Sister Mary Jo, an administrator at the Chicago Heights, Ill., school, got the chance to show her stuff. 'She had it planned out'.

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White Sox manager Rick Renteria said she was "pretty good" and "threw a bullet".

Once on the rubber, the graduate of Cathedral High School in St. Cloud bounced the ball off her arm before coming to a set position and letting loose with a curveball.

Sister Mary Jo Sobiek has become an overnight internet sensation after throwing a near flawless pitch before the White Sox played the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

'I was just lucky to be back there.

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As you might recall, Loyola-Chicago superfan and team Chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt was an absolute rock star during the 2018 NCCA Men's Basketball National Tournament.

We're not sure how she was selected for first pitch duty, but we know for a fact she was well prepared.

But don't put Sister Mary Jo's great performance down to divine intervention.

"I'm like, 'Wait a minute.' He threw it back to her and she fielded it barehanded".

Renteria said he later chatted with Sister Mary Jo and found out she used to play center and short in softball.

Sobie comes from a large athletic family, according to an article published in 2008 by The Times of Northwest Indiana.

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