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Dirk Nowitzki to toss first pitch

Updated: October 20, 2011, 4:35 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPNDallas.com

ST. LOUIS -- Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki will be throwing out a World Series first pitch after all.

After it emerged earlier Wednesday that the Rangers' desire to have Nowitzki throw out the first pitch before one of their home games against the St. Louis Cardinals had been rejected by Major League Baseball, league officials reversed course and announced hours later that Nowitzki would be invited to throw the ceremonial pitch before Saturday's Game 3.

MLB spokesman Pat Courtney, ...

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