HOUSTON (KIAH) – The Houston Astros ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Houston native, three-time Grammy Award-Winning artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Megan Thee Stallion.
According to the organization, the Astros have a packed homestand to open up the season, highlighted by celebrations for the 2022 World Series Champions on both Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31.
Megan’s first pitch is part of the Opening Day festivities before Thursday’s game, which includes the unveiling of the Astros’ 2022 World Series championship banner. The Budweiser Clydesdales will also be a part of the festivities.
Country music superstar and Houston native Cody Johnson will sing the national anthem, while actor Mark Wahlberg will make the “Play Ball” call.
There will also be an Opening Day Street Fest outside Minute Maid Park from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., featuring live music, face painters, caricature artists, photo booths, inflatables, balloon displays, food trucks, and more.
There are also great giveaways for all fans all weekend long with a Jeremy Peña Bobblehead, presented by Coca-Cola, a Jeremy Peña World Series Replica Ring, presented by Coca-Cola and a Yordan Alvarez World Series Replica Ring, presented by Gallery Furniture.
Megan Thee Stallion will hit the field on Thursday, March 30 as the Astros take on the Chicago White Sox at 6:08 p.m. The game will be televised exclusively on ESPN.