-- A girl with a 3-D-printed prosthetic hand whose dream of throwing the first pitch at every major league ballpark has been widely shared, is now scheduled to throw the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series, the MLB confirmed to ABC News today.
"I cried when they told me," 7-year-old Hailey Dawson's mom, Yong Dawson, told ABC News. "She knows that it’s a huge event for her."
"Hailey’s inspirational story captured our attention and our teams have overwhelmingly embraced her goal to throw a first pitch at every MLB ballpark," Tony Petitti, MLB Chief Operating Officer, told ABC News. "We are very happy that Hailey will begin her quest by throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series. We’re all looking forward to meeting her and the Dawson Family at the Fall Classic."
"She's a little firecracker," Dawson of Henderson, Nevada, said. "She's very spunky. She's got no fear pretty much, with the hand, without the hand, she'll try anything. Socially, she's got all the confidence in the world."
She also asks the ball players to sign her 3-D hand, Dawson said.
"She was so excited and kept asking, 'When am I going next? What team am I pitching for? Where can I go?'" Dawson added.
The proud mom said her son Zach, 12, suggested the goal to pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums to Hailey, who hopes to someday break the world record for the most first pitches thrown at separate, major league ballparks. Hailey has not been afraid to ask.
"This is a really crazy question to ask, to throw a pitch for a major league ball team," Dawson said, "But she did do it [twice]."
On Sept. 7, sports news website Bleacher Report shared a video of Hailey and reported her goal to throw out the first pitch at every MLB stadium.
Soon, offers came rolling in from up to 26 different MLB teams inviting Hailey to their ballparks, Dawson said. A few of the teams tweeted their invitations to Hailey.
“We have been in touch with Hailey’s mom and are coordinating a date during the 2018 season to host her,” an Atlanta Braves spokeswoman wrote to ABC News. “We can’t wait to show her SunTrust Park and the southern hospitality of Braves Country!”
"Looks like we need to get you to Fenway, Hailey!" the Boston Red Sox wrote. "Just DM us with your info and we're in!"
"The joy, the way she acts on the field, is so great to see as a mom," Dawson said.