The Duel

Actress Téa Leoni Holds Up Mets Game to Shoot Fake First Pitch for 'Madam Secretary' TV Show

Dan Israeli
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The New York Mets are in a highly contested battle for an NL Wild Card spot with just 36 games to go this season. They are currently hosting the Cleveland Indians in the first series of a nine-game home stand, but they had to wait a little longer than usual for Marcus Stroman to throw his first pitch at Citi Field on Wednesday night.

Actress Téa Leoni, a New York City native, was on hand to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the scheduled 7:10 p.m. EST start time. However, this was not your typical first pitch, as Leoni was actually shooting a scene for the TV show, "Madam Secretary," in which she stars as a former CIA analyst appointed to Secretary of State.

As is common in the world of TV, Leoni was afforded multiple takes to execute a first pitch worthy of her show's lofty standards. And by the looks of this throw below, she needed every one of them.

Eventually, Leoni was able to find the glove of Mets' infielder Luis Guillorme, even though it did require four takes and 15 total minutes, according to PR consultant Joe Favorito via Twitter.

This was not Leoni's first foray into baseball acting either, as the actress appeared in the 1992 Penny Marshall classic "A League of Their Own," as the first baseman for the Racine Belles.


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