Tom Willis is proud to say that, unlike some honorees whose first pitch bounces its way to the catcher, his throws usually go the entire 60-foot-6-inch distance from the mound to home plate. "I use a sideways pitch, sort of snap the knee," he said. "Every throw I've done has made it to the catcher's mitt, although there may have been two that got there in one bounce."
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