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Injured West Webster firefighter throws out first pitch at Yankees game

Posted at: 03/21/2013 6:33 AM

One of the West Webster firefighters injured in the Christmas Eve ambush threw the ceremonial pitch at a pre-season game between the Yankees and Red Sox Wednesday.

Joseph Hofstetter is a lifelong Yankees fan and he was greeted by a standing ovation Wednesday as he walked on the field in Tampa, Florida.

One of his favorite players, outfielder Brett Gardner, was behind the plate.

Hofstetter, who is also a Rochester firefighter, was shot in the pelvis during the attack in December.