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Turns Out Charlie Baker Is A Lefty

July 25, 2020

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker threw out one of three ceremonial first pitches for the first Opening Day the Boston Red Sox have ever played in late July – from the center field bleachers.

Baker, the tall one on the right of the screen, threw a left-handed pitch down onto the field, followed shortly by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Robert Lewis Jr., founder and president of The BASE, an organization headquartered in Roxbury that promotes success in life in urban areas through baseball and academic achievement.

Walsh and Lewis threw righty.

All three were socially distanced and wearing masks.


The downward, gravity-aided throws helped avoid a repeat of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s unsuccessful ceremonial first pitch before a Washington National baseball game Thursday, July 23.