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Perfect Game Makes Little League Girl Star

12-year-old will throw out first pitch before Mets game tomorrow
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2009 12:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – Life has been a bit insane for Mackenzie Brown since Tuesday, when the 12-year-old became the first girl in her Bayonne, NJ, Little League’s history to throw a perfect game. Brown’s performance cracked ESPN, she’s appeared on a Fox national morning show, and tomorrow she’ll throw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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“It’s been pretty crazy,” says Brown. “In school I have all these teachers asking for my autograph. I wasn’t used to that.” Most of the estimated 100,000 girls who play Little League each year switch to softball by age 10, but Mackenzie’s been content to strike out the boys. She’ll have to switch next year, however, in the hopes of playing college softball. (Read more baseball stories.)

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