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Abbey Rother prepares to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the Minnesota Twins game on Friday night against the Yankees.

Hastings native honored by Twins

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On Friday, Abbey Rother had one of the highlights of her 26-year-old life. She was selected to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the Minnesota Twins faced the New York Yankees at Target Field.

While the pitch sailed outside of the strike zone, the Twins' mascot, TC, caught the ball and then presented it to Rother. She was able to keep the ball and the jersey the Twins gave her.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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