The son of an FDNY battalion chief who was killed when a marijuana grow house exploded in The Bronx last week threw out the first pitch at the New York Mets' game on Wednesday evening.

Michael Fahy, son of firefighter Michael J. Fahy, tossed the first pitch in his father's honor at Citi Field in Willets Point, Queens to commence the Mets' wild card game against the San Francisco Giants.

The elder Fahy, 44, was killed last week when a suspected marijuana grow house exploded in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.


Also, before the game, a number of Mets' players took pictures with Fahy's wife and children.

Fahy and at least 15 other police and fire officials, who were injured, were called to the block after someone in the neighborhood reported the smell of gas.

Upon entering the home, Fahy came upon what was believed to be a marijuana growing operation accompanied by the smell of gas leaking, the New York Post reported.


The 33-year veteran of New York's Bravest was killed when the the building exploded, sending a portion of the roof flying up in the air and collapsing on him, while he and the other first responders were waiting for the Consolidated Edison utility company to arrive.

The New York City Fire Department tweeted a video of Fahy's son warming up with Mets' slugger David Wright before he took to the mound.

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