If Sister Mary Jo is ever looking for a second career, she need not go far.
Before the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox, Marian Catholic School's Sister Mary Jo Sobieck took to the mound and shocked the crowd by throwing a perfect first pitch.
Sister Mary Jo told Good Morning America on why she was chosen to throw out the first ball:
I think it's probably because I have a little bit of athletic ability. I was probably the most likely candidate because of my youth and my agility.
Turns out it isn't only youth and agility: Sister Mary Jo comes from a long line of athletes and played volleyball and softball while attending the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota.
Check out the awesome pitch below.
Step aside, Sister Jean. https://t.co/Mazk5IUoN3— Cut4 (@Cut4)1534637188.0
Sister Mary Jo certainly won some fans on Twitter.
2018’s hot new trend is SPORTS NUNS as Sister Mary Jo Sobieck from Marian Catholic gets a huge cheer after firing a… https://t.co/0WcrjL2Adn— James Fegan (@James Fegan)1534633277.0
She played centerfield softball in college. Asked her the hardest she’s ever thrown a baseball. She said 76 mph. https://t.co/WagICVhNfg— Chuck Garfien (@Chuck Garfien)1534635194.0
Always root for the sisters.... https://t.co/uZL1T6JOCN— Michele Steele (@Michele Steele)1534635113.0
No wonder I got released. That’s paint https://t.co/nU8McDCCck— Phil Hughes (@Phil Hughes)1534636376.0
@PJHughes45 Plus the bicep bump is badass...— Dan Herrejon (@Dan Herrejon)1534641318.0
I haven’t seen a religious curve that sharp since Judas betrayed Jesus. https://t.co/z81jEkRkaJ— Velvet Jones (@Velvet Jones)1534635685.0
@NBCSChicago @yashar @Marian_Catholic The Woman Upstairs— Greg Proops (@Greg Proops)1534657931.0
She also appeared to make new friends.
Be sure to check out her ‘90s cover band — Sixpence Nun The Pitcher https://t.co/e6zcK1j0vg— DL (@DL)1534637144.0
@Cut4 @Mel_lific OH MY GOD ... OH MY GOD ... She has the moxie, the stuff, the mechanics, the location .... OH MY GOD ...— 84t80ყ (@84t80ყ)1534639213.0
Bro, that curveball would give Zito a run. https://t.co/z3ihPCKerQ— Daniel (@Daniel)1534636929.0
People on Twitter have a bad habit of looking for puns.
@Cut4 I’m looking for flaws in her mechanics, and there are nun.— Anthony Castrovince (@Anthony Castrovince)1534640929.0
@castrovince @Cut4 No bad habits— Mike ⚾ (@Mike ⚾)1534641227.0
@Cut4 You know how many hits she gave up? Nun!— Truth Isn't Truth (@Truth Isn't Truth)1534647027.0
Goitta give it up for the South Side.
@Cut4 Haven’t seen a nun from the south side that tough since... https://t.co/hc1HTmJx0X— Mike Harmanos (@Mike Harmanos)1534642694.0
We just want to know when her trading card is coming out.