"Rudy," of Notre Dame fame, throws out first pitch Thursday

  • Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the former Notre Dame football walk-on who inspired the movie "Rudy," threw out the first pitch of the Orioles' game against the Rays on Sept. 13.
Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the former Notre Dame… (Joy R. Absalon, US PRESSWIRE )
September 13, 2012|By Childs Walker | The Baltimore Sun

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the Notre Dame football walk-on immortalized in the 1993 film "Rudy," threw out the first pitch before Thursday afternoon's Orioles series finisher against Tampa Bay.

Ruettiger's nephew John Ruettiger is an outfielder in the Orioles' minor league system. He batted .280 and stole 28 bases at three stops this season.

The runt-sized Rudy Ruettiger recorded a sack on the final play of the final home game of his senior year in 1975.

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