Astronaut throws out first pitch for Yankees from outerspace

reismanpitchpix.jpgDr. Garrett Reisman, a NASA astronaut, threw out the first pitch at last nights Yankees-Red Sox game from the International Space Station. Reisman is a lifelong Yankees fan.

“Flying in space is really great, but throwing out the first pitch for the Yankees/Red Sox game ? I was very excited about it,” Reisman said. He brought a few keepsakes with him to the space station in honor of the Yankees. “I brought a banner that flew over Yankee Stadium, and I have some dirt from the infield at the pitcher’s mound of Yankee Stadium,” he said.

The pitch was shown on the JumboTron. Here’s an interview with the good doctor a few days prior to throwing out the first pitch.

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