Sonia Sotomayor to throw out first pitch
New York Yankees Media Relations
The New York Yankees will hold two special ceremonial first pitches during the team’s final regular season homestand to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. United States Supreme Court Justice – and Bronx native – Sonia Sotomayor will throw out the game’s first pitch on Saturday, September 26, prior to the Yankees’ 4:10 p.m. game vs. the Red Sox. Panama President Ricardo Martinelli will do the honor the night before, on Friday, September 25, prior to the Yankees’ 7:05 p.m. game vs. Red Sox.
On Monday, September 28, the Yankees will conclude their Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations with the on-field presentation of the Yankees’ Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards prior to the Yankees’ 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Royals.
“Having Justice Sotomayor, a South Bronx native, participate in our yearly Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is very exciting, as she is an inspiration to so many,” said Manuel García, Yankees Director of Latino Affairs. “We are proud to welcome her and President Martinelli to our new home.”