Sister Mary Jo Sobiek has taken the internet by storm after throwing a near-perfect pitch before the White Sox played the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
The Marian Catholic School nun was selected for the ceremonial first pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, and her performance was incredible that made her an Internet sensation overnight.
Sister Mary Jo showed off a slick trick as she bounced the ball on her inner elbow before delivering her amazing pitch.
Even the White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito called Sister Mary Jo’s moves ‘awesome’.
‘She had a whole routine. She had it planned out.’
‘I was just lucky to be back there. She threw a perfect pitch. It ended up being great.’ he told MLB.com.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria also admitted that she was ‘pretty good.’ He even told that he spotted the nun practicing before her big moment.
‘She had a mitt and a ball. She stepped back at about 45 feet and threw a bullet,’
‘I’m like, “Wait a minute.” He threw it back to her, and she fielded it barehanded. I was like, “Okay, she looks like she can play a little bit”‘. He said.
Later he found out she used to play center and short in softball.
He even asked the nun if she would play for the team, and she happily agreed.