Pete Frates’ Daughter Throws Out 1st Pitch

ALS Day at Fenway Park

BOSTON, M.A. (WLNE) – An extra special first pitch before the Red Sox game Tuesday night.  The daughter of Pete Frates threw out the ceremonial first pitch on ALS Day at Fenway Park.  Frates battle with ALS inspired the “Ice Bucket Challenge”.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivered the ball to little Lucy.  Immediately after her pitch, she gave her grandmother a hug.

Pete Frates died in 2019 after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.  He was just 34 years old. The Beverly, MA native was a former Boston College baseball star.

In 2014, he inspired the “Ice Bucket Challenge” which raised hundred of millions of dollars for ALS research.

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