EDISON, N.J. – When he’s not winning major championships Jordan Spieth has become something of a celebrity on the pitching mound.
Earlier this month, Spieth threw out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game, a curveball that cut through the heart of the strike zone.
“Josh Hamilton caught it, and I have always looked up to him. He's been one of my favorite Rangers,” Spieth said on Tuesday at The Barclays. “It was cool. I had met him before. So to kind of have a buddy come out and catch it and get to meet some of the guys.”
Spieth also threw out a first pitch in Texas after winning the Masters and said on Tuesday he was scheduled to throw out the first pitch next Tuesday at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees.
“It's important for the Rangers what the outcome of that game is,” he smiled when asked which team he would be cheering.
The Rangers are battling the Yankees for one of two Wild Card playoff spots in the American League.