One of the most anticipated moments of any baseball season occurs when ceremonial first pitches are thrown at each of 30 major-league ballparks. Often the identity of the persons or persons doing the honors is kept a secret until the last minute. Here’s the lineup of the 2013 VIPs:
Ralph Kiner was a prodigious home run hitter with three teams during his major league baseball career. The Hall of Famer then parlayed his knowledge of the game into a successful broadcasting career with the New York Mets.