Posted May 21, 2014 04:21 pm - Updated May 21, 2014 04:23 pm

Tara-ble pitch

Tara "the Hero Cat" took the mound recently as a reward for his feline-trophy.

Tara was the pet cat who became a national hero for chasing away a dog that had attacked a young boy. The video of that has gotten more than 21 million views on YouTube.

As a reward (I'm sure Tara would  rather have tuna), the cat threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Bakersfield Blades baseball game.

He had help. And the pitch was one for the dogs. He needed a retriever as a catcher.

History was made. He is the first feline to ever throw out the first pitch at a ballgame.

It was discovered Tara is a southpaw.

He needed several tries. He mixed up his pitches.

Meox mix.

Here's the video link: