For baseball fans, Opening Day is a national holiday. Some may even argue it’s the best day in the whole MLB season. One of the best parts of Opening Day is the pregame events and festivities. One of the events that fans always look forward to is the ceremonial first pitch. Most teams go out of their way to bring in a popular celebrity or athlete to throw out their first pitch.
The Chicago White Sox have done just this as they announced earlier today that Bo Jackson will throw out the first pitch on Opening Day at U.S. Cellular field.
Jackson played for the White Sox for only two years, but the All-Star outfielder is still a fan favorite on the South Side. Sox fans may remember Jackson for his clutch three-run home run on Sept. 27, 1993 that ultimately clinched the division title, but most of America remembers him for being the greatest two-sport athlete of all-time. Excelling in both the NFL and MLB, Jackson took the sports world by storm from the mid-1980s till the mid-1990s.
Today, Jackson is still thought of as one of the best athletes to ever live. Not only is former Sox outfielder praised for his play on the field, but Jackson was also always a class act off the field throughout his professional career. The 50-year-old now spends most of his time working on his Bo Bikes Bama campaign, where he’s looking to rebuild his birth state, Alabama, after devastating tornadoes have destroyed various parts of the state.
With the enhanced atmosphere Opening Day always brings, added to Bo Jackson being honored, U.S Cellular Field is sure to be rocking come Monday.