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Sayreville native breaks pitching world record, raises cancer research in memory of sister

Margaret Kimmel-Miller knocked out the Guinness World Record of 200 pitches and finished the hour with 352 pitches.

News 12 Staff

Nov 19, 2022, 2:38 PM

Updated 604 days ago


A native of Sayreville broke a world record for the number of softball pitches thrown in one hour.
Margaret Kimmel-Miller knocked out the Guinness World Record of 200 pitches and finished the hour with 352 pitches.
She must submit all of her documentation in to be an official Guinness World Book holder. 
The 62-year-old U.S. Army veteran comes from a large family of 11 siblings who all have a deep love for sports, especially in a softball-loving town like Sayreville. In high school, Kimmel-Miller had a pitching record of 9-1 and was selected to the Middlesex County all-conference team.
"To have all of this is totally overwhelming to me. So glad I did it, it's another step forward for me,” Kimmel-Miller says.
Kimmel-Miller’s record-breaking feat is in honor of her sister, Rose, who died from cancer in 2016.
Rose and her husband hosted an annual event starting in 2009 called Friends of Rose Co-Ed Softball Tournament, to raise money toward colorectal cancer research. After Rose's passing, the family continued the event in her memory.
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer and its efforts to raise funds for colorectal cancer research and advocacy.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and 25-30% of patients have a family history of the disease, with personal history, lifestyle factors and racial and ethnic background also playing a major role in increasing the risk. 
One in 23 men and one in 25 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, while 60% of colorectal cancer is preventable with screening.
Kimmel-Miller will be honored with a proclamation in the City of Sayreville for her achievement on the ball field, mental health awareness and service to the country.
The family plans on continuing to host the annual softball tournament for the love of a game that means so much to them and their beloved sister Rose. Kimmel-Miller encourages young girls to get out on the diamond and play some softball.

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