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It was truly a pitch for the record books — or rather, 150 pitches.

The Cyclones are on their way to being Guinness World Record-holders after 150 people threw out the opening pitch at MCU Park before the Clones 3–1 victory over Batavia on July 31.

Cyclones officials pitched the footage of the mammoth first pitch to the record book publisher, and barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Clones will unseat a Japanese team that trotted out 111 hurlers in 2011 for the biggest opening pitch ever.

Most of the opening pitchers were FDNY active or retired firefighters, staffers, or their wives, children, and family members.

Reach reporter Eric Faynberg at (718) 260–2508 or by e-mail at efaynberg@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @ericfaynberg.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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