Holy Cross AD Nathan Pine to throw first pitch Monday at Yankee Stadium
Telegram & Gazette
WORCESTER — Holy Cross director of athletics Nathan Pine is working on his fastball.
Pine will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Monday night’s Yankees-Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium. He will be joined on the mound by Fordham football coach Andrew Breiner, who will also throw a ceremonial first pitch. The event kicks off the promotion for HC’s Patriot League game against Fordham Nov. 12 at Yankee Stadium.
“We’ll see what we’ve got left in the arm,” said Pine, a right-hander. “It will be a lot of fun. This is an exciting opportunity. To get the chance to throw a pitch at Yankee Stadium will be a lot of fun.” The Crusaders will face Fordham in their 2016 regular-season finale and for the 31st Ram-Crusader Cup. Kickoff is 3 p.m.
“(Monday night’s event) builds momentum for our game in November,” Pine said. “Hopefully that game is going to come down to be an important game in the league standings. The way Fordham has been and the way we’re trending, it could be a really important game on the biggest stage, which is really exciting. For our student-athletes, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and something they will remember their entire lives. That, for me, is very important.”
Holy Cross and Fordham met at the old Yankee Stadium Nov. 10, 1923.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Aug 15, 2016 17:40:20 GMT -5
Older posters will recall the days when honorees "threw out the first ball" rather than the "threw out the first pitch". It only makes sense: the honoree stayed in the box seat near the dugout and threw to the catcher the first ball that would be used in the game. The "first pitch" is a misnomer as no one is at bat.......
Good call KY....I'd have to look it up but I too remembah (in the 1970s or so) dignitaries throwing out the ball from a box-seat usually near the home dugout rather than throwing it from the mound itself.
At the risk of "going political" here is a good piece on the history of Presidential first pitches:
Was told there was no mention/coverage on the Yanks TV crew ( YES Network ) in pre-game or thru 1st inning....true ?
They have a bunch of pre game shows. Kay has a two hour show till 6. Then there's a 30 minute, batting practice show, then 30 minute pre game show. I recorded from 6:30, there was no mention of HC or Fordham.