LANCASTER, Pa. —
Fans came out to Clipper Magazine Stadium for more than just a double header against the York Revolution.
In between games, they set out to break a world record.
Alexandria Allen was especially eager to take on the challenge.
She was involved in a drunk driving crash 7 years ago that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
“I decided that when I woke up from surgery that I wanted to use this for a purpose,” said Allen.
Tuesday night, she made her way to Clipper Magazine Stadium to raise awareness about people with disabilities and attempt to make history.
“You literally can do anything, if you have the right mindset,” she said.
Alexandria was one of more than 300 people to line the field and be part of a ceremonial first pitch that happened simultaneously, all in hopes of breaking a Guinness World Record.
The current record was held in Japan in 2011 with 111 pitches.
This was 151 pitches.
They still have to submit proof of the event to Guinness World Records for consideration, but for pitchers, like Alexandria, this was a moment to remember.
“Even if you’re in a wheelchair, there’s really nothing stopping you other than yourself,” she said.