Mayor Pugh, Two Others to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitches on Opening Day

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been a cheerleader, a theater director, a publisher, a merchant and a politician.

Next week, she’ll be able to add baseball pitcher to her resume.

The mayor’s office and the Orioles announced that Pugh will throw out a ceremonial first pitch of the baseball season on Monday at Oriole Park.

Orioles chief operating officer John Angelos had essentially ruled out President Donald Trump for the job, which other Presidents have performed. Angelos said he’d prefer that Trump not throw out the first pitch until he apologizes for statements he made that could be viewed as problematic “from a race, ethnicity, religious, gender, disability” standpoint, which he has not done.

Pugh is one of three people who will be throwing first pitches simultaneously on Monday, along with state Sen. Bobby Zirkin and longtime Orioles radio broadcaster Fred Manfra.

The Orioles host the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. The game begins at 3:05 p.m.

Ed Gunts

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