Dominic DiAngi Returns To Wrigley To Throw Out First Pitch

For those of you that are unaware of who Dominic DiAngi is, he is a little boy that got hit in the head by a foul ball in Wrigley Field on July 10th. The foul ball came flying off the bat of Ted Lilly and collided with little Dominic’s head, sending him to the hospital to treat his injuries.

Now, less than a month later, little Dominic returns on his 8th birthday to throw out the first pitch at the Cubs-Marlins game yesterday afternoon. Prior to throwing the first pitch, Dominic handed Lilly a hand written noted that said, “Dear Mr.Lilly, You better put on two chest protectors and a mask because I am coming in high and hard. Your buddy, Dominic”. When it came time for Dominic’s moment on the mound, he was welcomed by a cheering crowd and motioned for Lilly to get into position behind home plate. The boy then threw a long heave, which traveled all 60 feet. Peter DiAngi came onto the field to give his son a congratulatory hug. Lilly then gave Dominic a high-five.

Prior to the game Dominic and his family hung out in the dug out with Lilly getting autographs and having a great time. And when it came time to play ball, to ensure Dominic’s safety, he and his family sat well protected during the game behind the home plate screen.

Dominic with pitcher, Ted Lilly, in the dug out

Dominic with pitcher, Ted Lilly, in the dug out

Dominic launches the ceremonial first pitch to catcher Ted Lilly

Dominic launches the ceremonial first pitch to "catcher" Ted Lilly

Dominics dad gives him a warm congratulatory hug after throwing the pitch

Dominic's dad gives him a warm congratulatory hug after throwing the pitch

Dominic walks off the field accompanied by his father and Cubs pitcher,Ted Lilly

Dominic walks off the field accompanied by his father and Cubs pitcher,Ted Lilly

Lilly high-fives little Dominic after throwing the first pitch

Lilly high-fives little Dominic after throwing the first pitch

All pictures courtesy of ChicagoSports.com

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4 responses to “Dominic DiAngi Returns To Wrigley To Throw Out First Pitch

  1. jv

    Great Post! Thanks, T! I’m glad to hear the kid is alright…

  2. Definitely a feel good story! Very nice! =)

  3. Definitely a feel good story! Good for him! =)

  4. anniewilson

    I received this in reply to the post I wrote about Dommy:

    Hello there,
    Dominics father here.
    Thank you for the very kind words.
    He is doing well. He is back to school and back to playing ball.
    He still goes to therapy ( speech) and reading comprehension.
    All in all he is prob. 85% himself.
    Were all just glad to have him around period.
    There is a special account that was opened for him at the Marquette Bank,
    14300 82nd Av. Orland Park Illinois. But as of this date the balance is at 0.
    I guess word never spread. But thats fine. Were just plugging along, knowing its all in gods hands anyway.
    Thanx again.
    Pete and Dominic

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