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Teen with blood disorder throws out first pitch 1,800 miles away from game

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OAKLAND, Calif. (ABC) - A teenager with a rare blood disorder got to have a special moment, thanks to technology.

Nick Legrande, 13, can't play baseball or attend games with large crowds but Wednesday night, he was at a Major League Baseball game... sort of.

The youngster became the first person to throw out a first pitch 1,800 miles away from the game. Legrande stood in Kansas city, Missouri, and, using technology constructed by Google, a telerobotic pitching machine in the stadium delivered the ball to Athletics pitcher Ryan Cook to start the A's game against the Yankees.

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