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.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 7, 2019
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