December 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - The son of a New York City assistant principal who died of swine flu has pitched a no-hitter while wearing a cap bearing his father's initials.
Jordan Wiener (WEE'-nur) is the son of Mitchell Wiener, a 55-year-old assistant principal at an intermediate school in Queens. Jordan attends Robert F. Kennedy High School in Queens and struck out 14 batters on Thursday.
His father was buried Wednesday after dying of the virus on Sunday.
The 18-year-old senior says he felt his father giving him the power to win. He says his dad "would want me to do what I do best, and that's pitching."
The 10-0 victory was over Brooklyn's Prospect Heights School.