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:
Michael Wacha: A high-hopping infield hit just over the outstretched glove of the 6 ft. 6 in. rookie pitcher prevented him from becoming the first St. Louis Cardinals hurler since Bud Smith turned in a no-hitter in 2001.
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