Mayor Art Ward tried to deliver the ceremonial first pitch.
Bristol Sports Hall of Fame inductee Kristen Peterson Blandino, shows the Mayor that, the ball can indeed reach home plate. Also throwing out one of many first pitches, was Bristol Eastern’s Sara Plourde, Eastern’s premiere pitcher standing in uniform.
Here is that ball! It’s resting place is in the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame’s John Fortunato room at the Bristol Historical Society.
Managers, coaches, parents and most importantly, the players, enjoyed their day.