Batkid returns! Tiny superhero saves Giants home opener by throwing out first pitch

For their home openers, many MLB teams call on greats from the past to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The San Francisco Giants, however, beckoned their city's most beloved superhero.

[Photos: Batkid saves the Giants home opener]

Batkid, aka Miles Scott, a 5-year-old cancer survivor whose Make-A-Wish day turned S.F. into Gotham City, was needed at AT&T Park again Tuesday. He had already saved Giants mascot Lou Seal from the Penguin and now Batkid needed to fire the first pitch of the 2014 home season for the Giants.

The scene, as it was back in November, was enough to warm your heart and maybe bring you to tears.

The other 29 MLB teams have their work cut out for them if they want to top this as best ceremonial first pitch of 2014. Well done, Giants.

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