Punjabi singing sensation AP Dhillon throws official ceremonial first pitch for baseball team
Punjabi singing sensation AP Dhillon throws official ceremonial first pitch for baseball team: Punjabi singer and artist AP Dhillon, who rose to fame with songs like “Brown Munde,” “Summer High,” and “Fate,” threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday night’s American League baseball game.
Its between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays at the Roberts Centre stadium in Toronto, Canada, a first in the history of Major League Baseball.
The 29-year-old Dhillon, originally from Gurdaspur but now based in Canada and performing around the world, wore a blue and white jersey of the Toronto Blue Jays, the defending champions of Major League Baseball, and walked out onto the field with the team’s mascot, Ace, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Say it with me now: “Brown Munde!! The Toronto Blue Jays’ official Twitter account expressed gratitude to AP Dhillon, a baseball legend, for throwing out the first pitch during Wednesday night’s game.
A short time later, Dhillon made a message on Instagram congratulating the Canadian Major League Baseball and American League club on their 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Jays had a big win tonight. Dhillon expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the event on his Instagram page.
The Canadian Major League Baseball team won 7-2 over the Tampa Bays on Tuesday, their second game in as many days after losing to the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 2-4 earlier this week.
The victory at the Roberts Centre, led by Alek Manoah, kept the Rays ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners in the East Division race for the American League wild card.
The Toronto Blue Jays have won two World Series since their inception in 1976. They have also been American League East Division champions six times and American League wild card contenders once, in 2020.
The group wrote, “Desi je geet aa, trap ji beat aa, Sirr kadd gakde, speaker’aan ch vajde, Brown Munde” in response to Dhillon’s Instagram post. (Brown Boys is playing) because the beats in our desi songs are so entrancing, and we roar with pride.
And then he put up another message It’s an honor to have you in the stands. I look forward to our next meeting. After the fact, Dhillon said, “This one is for the culture.”
Ritual of first ceremonial pitch
Every baseball game in Major League Baseball and the American League (except for the World Series) begins with a celebrity or public figure throwing out the first pitch. Historically, the most well-attended ceremonial pitches have occurred on Opening Day, World Series, and All-Star Game.
Presidents of the United States have traditionally thrown out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. In April 1910, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC, President William H. Taft threw out the first pitch to Walter Johnson, a member of the Washington Senators.
The Senators won the game 3-0, as reported by Bleacher Report. According to Bleacher Report, “the future hall of famer kept the ball, which Taft autographed for him.”
The website claims that Taft will once again make the opening day ceremonial throw in 2011, and that Woodrow Wilson will do so in 1913. Since Taft’s first pitch in 1910, 15 US presidents have thrown out the first pitch on Opening Day of the MLB. The most recent was Barack Obama in 2010 at National Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Taft’s first pitch as president.
In every Major League Baseball, American League, World Series, and All Star Game, the guest of honor throws out the first pitch to an opposing team’s player at home plate.
According to Bleacher Report, seven US presidents have thrown out the first pitch in a World Series game, and four have done so in an All-Star Game. In the third game of the 2001 World Series, days after the September 11th attacks, George W. Bush, dressed in a fire department jacket, threw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium.
The most well-known ceremonial pitcher who is not involved in politics is perhaps the former Seattle Mariners great Ichiro Suzuki, who threw out the first pitch at a game at T-mobile stadium in Seattle back in April.
A 48-year-old man wore a throwback Seattle Mariners jersey and threw a 93 mph fastball as the opening pitcher. Despite missing the strike zone, Suzuki’s fastball was faster than that of any other celebrity or US president who threw out the first pitch in a baseball game around the world.
Tom Hanks, the winner of two Academy Awards, was arrested earlier this year after he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a regular-season baseball game between the Cleveland Guardians and the San Francisco Giants at Progressive Field.
To commemorate the occasion, Hanks threw out the first pitch while holding the volleyball prop from his film Cast Away, and his fastball was caught by Lary Doby Junior, son of Lawrence Eugene Dobby, the second black player in Major League Baseball and the first black player in the American League.