Jordan Wiener, the son of the late Mitchell Wiener, tossed a five-inning no-no and struck out 14 hitters in a 10-0 mercy-rule win just more than 24 hours after sobbing at his father's highly public funeral.
"When my father was put in the hospital on (May 13), I told myself, 'Death or survival, I was going to pitch,' " Jordan said. "I knew that's what he would have wanted from me, to go out there and pitch. I was going to pitch no matter what."
Wiener's performance has to rank up there with some of the best grieving gamers of all time: Brett Favre throwing for 399 yards and four touchdown the day after he lost his old man, Matt Bryant kicking a game-winning field goal after his infant son passed away, Anthony Brock beating Tennessee for his grandmother. Sappy, yes, but it never hurts to be awed every once in a while.
Jordan's father was a Mets fan, which makes Omar Minaya's next move obvious: Let the kid throw out the first pitch at the next home game. You could use some no-hitter magic.
Wiener's son throws no-hitter to honor dad [NY Daily News]