Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports that recently retired catcher Brian McCann will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday in Houston. He will be caught by former teammate and fellow backstop Evan Gattis.
McCann and Gattis were teammates with the Astros in 2017 and ’18. The Astros won a championship in 2017, McCann’s first year with the team.
McCann, a seven-time All-Star, signed a one-year deal with the Braves for this season after the Astros declined his 2019 club option. Meanwhile, Gattis did not receive much interest on the free agent market and ended up sitting out the season.
Rome notes that Olympic gymnast Simone Biles will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2.