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Hero cat to 'throw out' first pitch

Tara the cat, made famous in a YouTube video that shows it saving a 4-year-old boy from a dog attack in Bakersfield, has been tapped for another duty: throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a local minor league baseball game.

Video footage of the cat ramming into and then chasing off the next door neighbor's dog as it attacks the boy's ankle went viral this week after it was posted by the boy's father, Roger Triantafilo. Since then, Tara the cat has become a local hero, and will do the honors -- with an assist from the Triantafilos -- at a Bakersfield Blaze game on May 20.

Caught on what appears to be security surveillance video, footage of the incident has racked up...