Bret Saberhagen Throws 1st Pitch Before World Series Game 7

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Bret Saberhagen takes the mound for a ceremonial pitch to begin the festivities Wednesday night at a raucous Kauffman Stadium.

The last time Bret Saberhagen took the mound in a World Series Game 7, he pitched a shutout to lead the Royals past the Cardinals to win Kansas City’s only championship in 1985.

With the Royals a game away from ending their 29-year title drought, Kansas City brought the two-time Cy Young winner back to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night.

Saberhagen, who won two Cy Young awards during KC’s glory days in the 80s, tweeted about his assignment after the Royals routed the Giants 10-0 in Game 6 to force the decisive Game 7.

Fox did not televise the pitch, but reports on Twitter were that Saberhagen — the 1985 and ’89 A.L. Cy Young award winner — threw a strike, with one caveat: He didn’t throw from the mound.