Son of Texas Baseball Fan Who Fell to His Death Throws Out First Pitch

Sep 30, 2011 9:37pm

It was a very emotional opening to baseball’s playoffs in Texas tonight.

Cooper Stone threw out the first pitch.  He’s the 6-year-old son of Shannon Stone – the man who fell to his death at a July baseball game while trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Texas Rangers’ superstar Josh Hamilton.

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Cooper Stone, 6, tosses the ceremonial first pitch to Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) before Game 1 of baseball's American League division series playoffs on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (LM Otero/AP Photo)

It was Cooper’s first trip back to the ballpark since he witnessed his firefighter father’s death.

Hamilton caught the pitch from Cooper (a strike) and then embraced Cooper and his mom, Jenny.

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