A 13-year-old Kansas City boy battling an extremely rare blood disease was able to live out his dream and throw out the first pitch from 1,800 miles away - and with one strike down the middle, Nick LeGrande made history.
LeGrande was diagnosed in January with Aplastic Anema, an extremely rare blood disease that zapes his energy and cost him his entire season playing the sport he loves- baseball.
"Baseball is like a passion to me," said LeGrande. "I just really love it."
A team at Google Fiber approached his doctors with an idea to help boost his spirits. The device would allow the life-long Yankees fan to throw out the first pitch at a major league game without having to leave his medical team.
The plan has been in place for months and Google set up a special field at its Google Fiber headquarters, using a telerobotic device to physically throw the pitch 1,800 miles away at the A's-Yankees game.
This was the first time a robot has thrown out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.