Son of swine flu victim pitches no-hitter

May 22, 2009 2:49:37 PM PDT
The son of a New York City assistant public school principal who died of swine flu is a baseball champ. Jordan Wiener pitched a no-hitter for his school, Robert F. Kennedy High School in Queens, on Thursday. He was wearing a cap with his father's initials - M.W. for Mitchell Wiener. He says he felt his father giving him the power to win.

The left-hander struck out 14 batters in a 10-0 victory in five innings over Brooklyn's Prospect Heights High School.

He told the New York Post that his father "would want me to do what I do best, and that's pitching."

The Daily News says the senior could feel by the second inning that it was going to be a special day.

Mitchell Wiener died of the virus on Sunday. He was buried Wednesday.


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