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VIDEO: Remembering When Jerry Seinfeld Threw Out a Hiliarously Perfect First Pitch Wearing a Jacob deGrom Jersey

Tristan Jung
Jerry Seinfeld showed off his impressive arm in July 2019.
Jerry Seinfeld showed off his impressive arm in July 2019. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
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Jerry Seinfeld can lay claim to being one of the most famous celebrity fans of the New York Mets. He's made many appearances on Mets' broadcasts and featured his Mets fandom repeatedly on Seinfeld.

However, Seinfeld may be most proud of his performance on July 5, 2019, at Citi Field. The Mets celebrated the 30th anniversary of Seinfeld's premiere on NBC by bringing Jerry to throw out the first pitch himself.

Seinfeld delivered an excellent performance. First, he threw off his jacket to reveal a Jacob deGrom "shirsey" underneath. Then, after an exaggerated windup, he let fly with the pitch.

Seinfeld threw a perfect strike to Mets catcher Wilson Ramos and drew a huge roar from the crowd. The pitch had some sidearm action, but it landed right on the outside corner. The pitch was particularly impressive as Seinfeld had previously admitted he's never played on an organized baseball team in his life.

Seinfeld then joined the venerated SNY booth to talk with Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez for two innings. The conversation ranged from the equivalencies between standup comedy and baseball to the 2015 World Series.

Unfortunately, but perhaps not surprisingly, the Mets lost the game 7-2 after Edwin Diaz gave up 4 runs in the top of the ninth. At least Mets fans did get one fond memory from the night.


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