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Batkid's Back! Miles Scott Throws First Pitch for San Francisco Giants Home Opener—Take a Look!
by BRUNA NESSIF
Batkid not only fights crime, but also has great form when it comes to pitching.
Miles Scott, the young boy who first entered our hearts late last year after Make-a-Wish transformed San Francisco into Gotham so that Miles could transform into Batkid, arrived at AT&T Park alongside Batman in their signature Lamborghini ride (aka The Bat Mobile) today to throw the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants home opener.
According to SFGate.com, Scott was greeted by a roaring audience and pitcher Matt Cain, who held the young cancer survivor's hand and walked him to the mound before playing their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Decked in full Batgear, the 5-year-old, who had been battling leukemia since before he was two (it is now in remission), took the pitcher's mound and hurled the first pitch with superhero force.
The baseball team tweeted a Vine video of Batkid's arrival, writing, "Here to throw out today's first pitch it's Miles Scott ," and also showed a video of the crowd's reaction to his throw.
Meanwhile, Instagram user Juan Montalvo shared a video of Batkid's practice pitches with Cain. "Awesome!! Batkid and Matt Cain team up for an unforgettable ceremonial first pitch.#makeawishfoundation#dreamsdocometrue#batkid," he wrote.
In November 2013, Make-a-Wish granted Miles' wish of being a superhero by turning San Fran into Gotham for a day, giving Miles "a fun-filled day of everything Bat," where he performed "feats of derring-do" alongside adult Batman. The action-packed day ended at City Hall, where he was thanked by the mayor and police chief and given a key to the city.