Cancer survivor Marsha Smith-Hill throws out first pitch, gets surprise visit from brother Emmitt Smith
The Tampa Bay Rays honored Marsha Smith-Hill, who was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple negative breast cancer in September, 2011, before Saturday’s game against the Orioles. Smith-Hill threw a solid first pitch to Tim Beckham, and was stunned to see her brother – NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith – run onto the field to hand her a bouquet of flowers.
Emmitt Smith said the family made sure to keep his appearance a surprise, and the two sibilings shared a touching moment on the field.
Marsha Smith-Hill beat cancer.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 24, 2017
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) June 25, 2017