Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard to throw first pitch at Indians Opening Day


Gold medalist Redmond Gerard of the United States poses on the podium during the Medal Ceremony for the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Medal Plaza on February 11, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND– Maybe gold will bring the Cleveland Indians good luck this season.

Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard will throw out the first pitch for the Tribe at the home opener, ESPN Cleveland reported on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old won slopestyle snowboarding in PyeongChang and finished fifth in big air. It was America’s first gold medal of the games.

Gerard, who is a native of Rocky River, now calls Colorado home.

The Indians open their season in Seattle on March 29. The home opener is April 6 against the Royals.

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