Watch: Conductors Seek Perfect Pitch on the Baseball Diamond
Around the majors, maestros have thrown out the ceremonial first ball
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 06:00 PM
Earlier this month, the Italian conductor Riccardo Muti threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. A common public gesture by cultural figures of all stripes, the first pitch has been attempted by maestros regardless of their athletic potential.
The slideshow below features some recent examples, plus a few oldies.