“Jackass” star Steve-O was honored Monday night with throwing out the first pitch at the San Diego Padres game and in true daredevil fashion, he certainly didn’t disappoint.
The 48-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Stephen Gilchrist Glover, took the mound ahead of Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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As many before him have, Steve-O added his own spin on the classic baseball moment. But unlike his predecessors, he decided to bring the heat in a more literal fashion.
Steve-O spit fire up into the air before throwing the ball right over home plate.
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“My first time throwing the first pitch at an MLB game – I’m pretty sure it’s never been done like this, too!” he wrote in a post on his Instagram Monday. “Thanks so much, Padres!!!”
The fireball pitch brought good luck to the Padres as pitcher Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and struck out a career-high 11 in San Diego’s 4-0 victory over the Royals.
“I’ve been one out away and three outs away as well. Been flirting with it a few times now,” Wacha said after helping the Padres end a five-game losing streak. “When the time’s right we’ll see what goes down.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.