From cancer to Everest to pitcher's mound

WILLARD Compared with what he's dealt with in the past, throwing out the first pitch at a Cleveland
Cory Frolik
May 24, 2010

 

WILLARD

Compared with what he's dealt with in the past, throwing out the first pitch at a Cleveland Indians baseball game earlier this week was a breeze.

Wearing the snowsuit and harness he dons when climbing the world's tallest mountains, Willard native Sean Swarner wound up and hurled the baseball across home plate on Monday.

The crowd at Progressive Field erupted into thunderous applause.