Tulsa Drillers and Walk to End Alzheimer's break world record for first pitches thrown before game


That familiar shout to start a baseball game took on a whole new meaning at ONEOK Field Saturday afternoon.

The Tulsa Drillers and the Walk to End Alzheimer's set out to break the world record for most first pitches thrown before a baseball game.

The previous record of 11,600 pitches didn't last long as people from the community came out to show their stuff on the pitching mound.

Hornsby threw pitch 12,000, and the volunteers kept throwing.

As of 2:30 p.m. the pace for the new world record was between 15,000 and 16,000.

The Drillers take on the Frisco Rougriders at 7 p.m.

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