Baseball: Trump to throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium on August 15

US President, Donald Trump, throw, out, first pitch, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, August 15

Washington, United States - US President will perform ceremonial duties ahead of New York Yankees' game with the Boston Red Sox.



By Reuters

Published: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 3:58 AM

Last updated: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 6:13 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump will throw out the first pitch when the New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on August 15, Trump said on Thursday.
Trump, a native New Yorker who has yet to throw out a first pitch while serving as president, made the announcement on the opening day of the Major League Baseball season, which had been postponed by nearly four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Randy Levine is a great friend of mine from the Yankees," Trump said of the team's president.
"He asked me to throw out the first pitch ... It's going to be interesting."
Trump warmed up for the gesture by playing baseball with youth baseball players at the White House on Thursday.
The baseball season is kicking off without fans in attendance to stem the spread of the virus and it is unlikely spectators will be in attendance at the August 15 game.


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