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Gameday is here! Huron baseball fan Brad Huber to throw out first pitch

Posted: Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Brad Huber. In the next three photos are shown various members from the Sioux Falls Canaries, who were part of a youth camp prior to last yearís Canaries game. PHOTOS COURTESY ROBERT LANDSTROM/LANDSTROMíS PHOTO LOFT

HURON ó Many readers are waking up today, planning to take in the Sioux Falls Canaries game tonight against the Sioux City Explorers at Memorial Stadium.

However, for one lucky member of the community, he will start the game off with the first pitch.

And he is longtime baseball and Minnesota Twin fan Brad Huber.

He said he was very excited when he received the news that he would be throwing out the first pitch and he has been practicing for tonightís game.

Huber was born in December of 1955 to Robert and Irene Huber. He is the youngest of four children. He has a pair of brothers, John from Blackhawk and Richard from Huron. He also has a sister Judi Reilly and she lives in Wolsey.

Brad lived on the family farm north of Woonsocket and attended school in Wessington Springs until he moved to the State Institution at Redfield in 1970 at the age of 15. He moved to Huron in 1983 when Center For Independence opened its doors.

From then on Brad has been in Huron.

Brad currently lives in his own apartment and receives staff supports.

But Brad isnít all about baseball he also happens to be a huge rock íní roll fan.

He often attends the rock concerts during the South Dakota State Fair and even has gone on the road to see some live concerts.

During his interview Friday he was sporting a T-shirt from the band AC/DC while sitting at his desk playing solitaire. However, his favorite band is KISS.

He loves baseball games and doesnít miss watching a Twins game on TV including their 15-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night and more than likely was watching the Twins 5-3 victory Thursday night.

One of Bradís favorite memories is a trip to the Twin Cities to watch the Twins play.

He is working on planning another trip to go watch them play again.

But first he has to get things going Friday night at 7:05 p.m. with the first pitch.

Brad likes to go out to eat and shop and is a friendly face to many people in Huron because he loves to meet new people and joke around.

But meeting new people and having a good time is what the Canaries game, now in its ninth year, is all about.

The Jack Linkís Tailgate Party will begin at 5 p.m. with the on-field activities scheduled for 6:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, youngsters can get some top-notch training as the Canaries baseball players and coaching staff will offer a youth camp at Klock Field which has been built alongside Memorial Stadium. The camp starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free to all area youth.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact and receive instructional training on the game of baseball from the players and staff of the Canaries.

A silent auction of various sports memorabilia and packages from local merchants will also be available to bid on prior to the game.

For the complete article see the 05-10-2013 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 05-10-2013 paper.

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