Tyler Skaggs’ Mother Honors Late Son With Perfect First Pitch As Angels Rout Mariners With No-Hitter

Tyler Skaggs of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Minnesota Twins during a May 2018 game.

On Friday night, the Los Angeles Angels made their first return to Angel Stadium in Anaheim since the death of Tyler Skaggs on July 1. As such, the team paid tribute to their late starting pitcher before they threw a combined no-hitter against the visiting Seattle Mariners, with his mother throwing a perfect strike on the ceremonial first pitch.

As reported by MLB.com, the tribute to Skaggs saw Angels center fielder Mike Trout and pitcher Andrew Heaney carry his framed No. 45 jersey to the mound, as everyone on the Angels also wore his name and number on their uniforms to honor their late teammate. With Skaggs’ wife, stepbrother, and stepfather also on the mound, his mother, Debbie, threw the ceremonial first pitch to Heaney — an “absolute perfect pitch,” as pitcher Taylor Cole described it.

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by – inquisitr.com