"Hero Cat" To Throw Out First Pitch For Cincinnati Reds Affiliate

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A cat some are calling a hero will throw out the first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds minor league baseball game.

A camera captured Tara, the cat, chasing off a neighbor's dog when it bit into the leg of the family's 4-year-old son in Bakersfield, California.

The video of the rescue has gone viral.

Now the Red's A affiliate, the Bakersfield Blaze, has booked the cat to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a game on May 20th.

The decision was announced online Thursday night.

The team did not explain how the cat would "throw" the ball.