Boyfriend proposes to swimmer Katie Hoff prior to ceremonial first pitch at Rays game
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Swimmer Katie Hoff, only 24 years old, has experienced many things in her young life: Participation in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, success in national competitions, memories made in the pool that will last a lifetime.
On Sunday, she added another moment to keep at Tropicana Field.
Hoff was scheduled to throw out the first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays closed a four-game series with the New York Yankees. Todd Anderson, her boyfriend, proposed near the mound. She said yes. There were cheers. Hugs were exchanged.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 20, 2014
And Hoff’s pitch? It bounced short of home plate with Anderson waiting, but rest assured, no one cared.