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Son of flu victim pitches no-hitter day after funeral

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  • Jordan Wiener of Robert F. Kennedy High School pitched a no-hitter on Thursday
  • The funeral for Wiener's dad, Mitchell Wiener, had been the day before
  • Mitchell Wiener, a middle school administrator, died after contracting swine flu
  • "He would want me do what I do best and that's pitching," Jordan Wiener says
From Deb Brunswick
CNN
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NEW YORK (CNN) -- The son of a New York City assistant principal who died after being hospitalized with the H1N1 flu virus is a baseball hero.

Mitchell Wiener died Sunday after contracting the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

Jordan Wiener said of his father, "He would want me do what I do best and that's pitching."

Jordan Wiener, 18, of Robert F. Kennedy High School pitched a no-hitter on Thursday, leading his high school team to a 10-0 victory the day after his father's funeral. He pitched the entire game wearing a cap with his father's initials -- M.W., for Mitchell Wiener -- on it.

"He would want me do what I do best and that's pitching," Wiener said in an interview. "I think he's smiling down on me right now."

The advanced-placement student struck out 14 batters to beat Brooklyn's Prospect Heights High School in five innings.

"It was an amazing and a very emotional game to watch," Ira Pernick, the principal of the school told CNN. " I was concerned about his emotional well-being, but he was dominant, absolutely dominant and incredibly brave."

Mitchell Wiener, a middle school assistant principal, died last Sunday after contracting the H1N1 virus. City health officials said Wiener also had an underlying condition.

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