Giants fan throws traditional first pitch 10 years after a near-fatal outbreak

Triumphantly held up a baseball beforehand throwing the ritual first terrain at the San Francisco Giants’ home-based opener Friday.


Aided by a walker, the fan put on the Giants’ orange and black, the same colors he was exhausting 10 years ago when he was compressed and nearly killed.

In 2011, Stow joined an Opening Day willing at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. Penetrating for a taxi back to his hotel with his friends, Stow was blindsided by an attack in the parking lot, his skull drumming the crushed in a fall as the assailants then kicked his skull and ribs. The paramedic and father of two adhered to life in an unconsciousness for the next nine months.

After 10 years and what doctors called an amazing recovery from plain brain and back injuries, Put was on the jug’s mound Friday. At home plate was additional baseball hero: Alyssa Nakken.

Nakken, the first feminine coach on a Major League Baseball operate in league history, is in her additional period as an assistant trainer for the Giants. The two trembled hands and comprised for a photo after the terrain.