Former President George H.W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Jed Lowrie #8 of the Houston Astros prior to game three of the American League Division Series, Oct. 11, 2015 in Houston, Texas. 
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George H.W. Bush throws the first pitch at Astros game


Former President George H.W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch before the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals playoff game Sunday. The game, held in Houston’s Minute Maid Park, was Game 3 in the American League Division Series.

Bush, a longtime Astros fan, sported an orange team jersey and matching orange socks. He delivered the pitch to Astros’ infielder Jed Lowrie.

In a wheelchair and neckbrace from a fall he took earlier this year, Bush took the field with his wife, Barbara, who said she thought the ceremonial pitch was “great.” The couple are regulars at Houston sporting events.

Baseball has been a part of Bush’s life for a long time. He was first baseman and captain of the 1948 baseball team at Yale University.

With the support of the 41st president, his wife and other members of the Bush family, the Astros won 4-2.

Watch the pitch here: