Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Throws Out First Pitch Before Game 4 Of National League Division Series

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No stranger to the pitchers mound at Nationals Park, Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin returned to the mound Monday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the National League Divisional Series.

Ovechkin delivered a strike. Well….. close enough.

Ovechkin was last on the mound on June 9, 2018 as part of the Capitals Stanley Cup celebration. As you may recall, it wasn’t a “first pitch”, but rather “first pitches”, as Ovi sailed his first attempt over Max Scherzer’s and Screech’s heads. Ovi gestured for one more chance, and he nailed it.


Aside from his pitches in Washington, Ovechkin also made guest pitching appearances before a Baltimore Orioles game against the Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards in 2011 and a United States vs. Canada baseball game in Durham, North Carolina in 2004.

By Jon Sorensen

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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