The Cleveland Guardians will be beginning the 2022 regular season in style.
Not only will they be sporting new uniforms and playing under their new name for the first time, but they’ll have someone special to come and throw out the ceremonial first pitch at their home opener on April 15, when the San Francisco Giants are in town.
The Guardians will welcome none other than renowned actor Tom Hanks, who is famous for several iconic roles in various movies such as Woody in the Toy Story franchise, as well as the manager of the Rockford Peaches in “A League of their Own”, a film about women playing baseball during World War II.
The Rockford Peaches Manager will throw out our first pitch at the Home Opener. pic.twitter.com/JrT9WDW4jK
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) April 1, 2022
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
This is a great way to draw fans back to the stadium after a long lockout and is especially beneficial for the city of Cleveland.
How many teams can say that Hanks threw out the ceremonial first pitch at their home opener?
That would be a treat for any franchise in baseball, having the man who played the manager of the Rockford Peaches come and throw out the first pitch.
Everybody’s got time for a legend to be in the house, especially somebody like Hanks.
One would assume this would draw out a significant crowd in Cleveland and illicit a huge standing ovation for the man himself.
Who wouldn’t want to be present when Hanks makes his way to the ballpark?
This is how you know that baseball is back, and the offseason is officially done.
It’s time to prepare the field for a legend in Cleveland, because Tom Hanks is coming to town!