New Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor helped save baseball by issuing a temporary injunction in 1995 to end the players' strike.
Saturday afternoon, she'll get to throw out the first pitch at the new Yankee Stadium before the Bronx Bombers take on their archrivals and closest pursuers for the American League East title, the Red Sox, according to the New York Times political blog.
The appearance by the Bronx native is part of the Yankees' commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. “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,” Manuel García, the Yankees’ director of Latino Affairs, said in a statement.
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