Trump Will Throw First Pitch at Yankees Game

He will throw ceremonial pitch at empty Yankee Stadium next month
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2020 4:31 AM CDT
Trump Will Throw First Pitch for Yankees
President Trump plays catch with former New York Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera as he greets youth baseball players on the South Lawn of the White House to mark Opening Day for Major League Baseball, Thursday, July 23, 2020.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – President Trump is going to throw the opening pitch at a Major League Baseball game for the first time in his presidency—with no fans present. The New York Yankees confirmed Thursday that the president will throw the first pitch at their Aug. 15 game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, reports CBS Sports. Trump announced Thursday night that he would be throwing the opening pitch. He praised MLB for its efforts to adapt to pandemic conditions, including holding games in empty stadiums, Politico reports. "The key is to get back to normal," the president said. “Nobody wants to see this. I think it is really good that baseball is opening." (Dr. Anthony Fauci's opening pitch for the Washington Nationals against the Yankees Thursday night went wild.)

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