Pitching for prevention: Local cancer survivor delivers first toss at Twins game
It’s not every day that a lifelong Twins fan gets pitching advice from Hall-of-Famer Bert Blyleven. But that’s exactly what Eric Powell, a New Richmond native and stage three cancer survivor, got before he threw the first pitch at the Twins’ game against Cleveland July 21 at Target Field.
“One minute I was taking a picture with him in the press room, and the next minute he was telling me how to throw the ball to home plate,” Powell said. “It was pretty cool.”