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Russell Wilson to throw out first pitch Wednesday

04/01/2014 2:32 PM

04/01/2014 2:32 PM

Russell Wilson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers-Phillies game on Wednesday. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback joined the organization as a Rule 5 draft pick in December.

Wilson then went on to become a Super Bowl champion, leading the Seahawks to a victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Wilson spent a day at spring training last month, going through morning workouts and watching the game from the dugout on March 3. He also served as a motivational speaker to the team’s minor leaguers.

Wilson, 25, spent two seasons in the Colorado Rockies’ organization in 2010-11, batting .229 with five home runs and 26 RBIs before pursuing football full time.

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