Nun from Minnesota wows White Sox fans with pregame first pitch

Doug Mendoza
August 20, 2018

"She threw a flawless pitch". Sister Jean gained world-wide notoriety and has made a few appearances herself at Wrigley Field.

Perhaps she could link up with Sister Jean, who became America's sweetheart as she cheered on the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers during their Cinderella run at this year's NCAA tournament.

The nun at Marian Catholic High School took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the team's game Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.

A nun threw a hell. err. heckuva ceremonial first pitch before the Kansas City Royals-Chicago White Sox game in Chicago on Saturday.

Sobieck, wearing No. 60, was so confident in her skills that she gave the fans and players a treat - by doing an arm-bounce trick before the pitch. Including one to throw out the first pitch.

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Here's something you don't see everyday. a nun that could probably come out of the bullpen for the White Sox if she tightened up her curve ball. She stepped back at about 45 feet and threw a bullet.

"I was like, 'OK, she looks like she can play a little bit, ' so we started talking to her", he said.

Renteria said he later chatted with Sister Mary Jo and found out she used to play center and short in softball.

According to the Northwest Indiana Times, Sobieck is a graduate of Cathedral high School in St. Cloud in 1987. "She said, 'Sure.' Seems to be a really nice lady".

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