Craig Sager threw out the first pitch at Wrigley yesterday
Craig Sager is a broadcasting institution. Most famously for his NBA work -- and for his colorful wardrobe -- but he’s spent a lot of time around baseball too, of course. He most famously got an on-field interview with Hank Aaron moments after Aaron passed Babe Ruth for the all-time home run title. Sager was just a young pup then, and he still marvels that he was able to be on the spot for that moment.
Sager has recently been contending with something far more serious than ballpark security these days: acute myeloid leukemia. He has continued to work, however, and no matter what the outcome, no one can say he hasn’t been living his life to the fullest and doing his all for the past couple of years.
Part of doing his all involved throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field last night, as well as singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch. Watch:
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