As of Thursday, he can add pitcher to his lengthy curriculum vitae.
Fauci threw the ceremonial first pitch of the 2020 Significant League Baseball time
right before the to start with activity in between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees.
He took the mound at Nationals Park wearing a Nationals cap, jersey and, of course, encounter mask. The deal with mask highlighted that the Nationals are the defending Earth Sequence champions.
But the 79-calendar year-old Fauci is a much better medical doctor than pitcher as the ideal-hander threw higher and very vast of the plate.
“Dr. Fauci has been a legitimate winner for our country for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and during his distinguished occupation, so it is only fitting that we honor him as we kick off the 2020 time and defend our Planet Sequence Championship title,” the Nationals explained forward of the video game, in a statement to MLB.com.
It truly is a fitting recreation for Fauci to be throwing the very first pitch. He was born in New York but now lives in the Washington region for his working day position as director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments.
His visual appearance came right after a tense extend with President Donald Trump
during which the White Residence sought to discredit him as he grew to become progressively vocal about his worries in excess of reopening the country.