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Child who had double hand transplant throws out MLB first pitch

A little boy from Maryland had a dream come true. 

He got to throw out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game. 

Zion Harvey, 9, lost both hands to a severe infection when he was a baby. A 40-member surgical team last summer helped Zion become the first child in the world to have a double hand transplant, WJZ reported.

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The surgical team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia connected bone, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, tendons and skin during the 10-hour procedure. Since the surgery, Zion has been undergoing therapy to regain hand function.

"Never give up on your dreams," Zion told WJZ last year. "It will come true."

Zion has shown so much progress that he was able to throw out the first pitch Tuesday at a Baltimore Orioles game, WJZ reported. Adam Jones caught the pitch on a small bounce as The Oriole Bird, mascot of the Orioles, cheered Zion on.

The trio posed for photos before the start of the game.

The Orioles went on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-1.

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Babe Ruth's daughter throws out 1st pitch at Red Sox game

Babe Ruth's daughter threw out the first pitch before the Red Sox game on Saturday.Next weekend, Julia Ruth Stevens will turn 100 years old.

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Stevens says it's great that people still celebrate her father's place in baseball history.

She still lives in New England and is a resident of Conway, New Hampshire.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born in Baltimore in 1895 and played for the Red Sox from 1914 to December, 1919 when he was sold to the New York Yankees. He played for the Yankees from 1920 until 1934. His last major league appearance was for the Boston Braves in May 30, 1935. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in its freshman class of 1936 when he received more than 95 percent of votes. He holds seven World Series championships. 

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