We know that Steph Curry is an all-time great basketball player. He’s shown that in winning two MVPs and leading the Golden State Warriors to three titles. We also know that he’s a really good golfer, as he’s played competitively in two professional tournaments.
And now it looks like he’s ready to conquer a third sport: Baseball.
Curry has been on a large Under Armour trip, as he does every offseason, dubbed the Steph Curry 30 Asia Tour. One of his stops on the trip was to a Tokyo Giants baseball game, where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. It was pretty impressive.
Behind the arc or on the mound, he puts the ball where it needs to be. @stephencurry30 closes out the 2018 #SC30AsiaTour by throwing out the first pitch for the @TokyoGiants. ✌️ #WEWILL pic.twitter.com/0BbjM5PehS— Under Armour (@UnderArmour) September 12, 2018
That’s a strike in my eyes!
It may not look like much, but there’s a long history of professional athletes being utterly incapable of throwing a decent first pitch. It’s almost remarkable how people paid millions of dollars for their dexterity can be so bad at throwing a small baseball 60 feet and six inches.
I also enjoy that, unlike for MLB ceremonial pitches, the Tokyo Giants had a hitter in the batter’s box to playfully swing through the pitch. Though given how bad some of the aforementioned first pitches are stateside, it’s probably not a good idea for MLB to implement that.
Either way, Steph Curry can play baseball. Not that that should surprise anyone.