Nick Swisher showed off his Buckeye Pride on Friday night.
Swisher led his Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opener win against the Minnesota Twins on Friday with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The first baseman celebrated his homer with an Ohio crowd favorite, the O-H-I-O cheer for “THE” Ohio State University.
Undrafted out of high school, Swisher played with the Ohio State Buckeyes for two years and was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2000.
Swisher has previously played for the Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees, but he is clearly happy to have ended up in Cleveland.
As he said to Progressive Field fans when the game concluded, “Happy Bro-Opening Day.”
Check out Swisher’s cheer in the video below.
Lesson learned — don’t catch baseballs with popcorn buckets.
SB Nation (@SBNation) April 05, 2014
Quite an accomplishment for the 25-year-old Oklahoma City forward.
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(@SportsCenter) April 05, 2014
Vin Scully delivered the ceremonial first pitch to Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax on Friday to kick off the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home-opener. Scully was escorted by Magic Johnson and then greeted at the mound by his grandchildren. The legendary 86-year-old has spent 65 seasons with the Dodgers, granting him the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history.
Watch the monumental Dodgers moment below.