I missed this last month, but Mike Carmin retweeted today that our own Jeff Brohm will be throwing out the first pitch Saturday night at Wrigley before the Cubs and Cardinals play the second game of a doubleheader:
Brohm’s appearance at Wrigley Field is two days before the start of Big Ten Media Days and Luncheon in downtown Chicago. It’s not often Purdue’s program is on this stage, but expect more opportunities as the Boilermakers have success.
Of course, at one time Brohm was a pretty accomplished minor league baseball player. He was a minor league ballplayer with the Cleveland Indians’ organization in 1990 and 1991, batting .214 with 4 home runs and 18 RBI in 202 plate appearances.
Many times the person who throws out the first pitch also sings the 7th Inning Stretch, which is the greatest stage to perform on. Unfortunately, it looks like Brohm won’t be doing it:
Brohm, however, isn’t expected to lead the Wrigley Field crowd in the signing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch, even though Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald did it earlier this month after throwing out the first pitch.
That’s unfortunate, but if he needs someone to fill in I would be happy to.