Pelican Rapids, Minn. - In what will be a pairing of two
Minnesota two-time World Champions, snowmobile snocross racer Tucker Hibbert
will throw the honorary first pitch at a Minnesota Twins baseball game on Sept.
12. Hibbert is the two-time defending snocross World Champion, while the
Minnesota Twins were Major League Baseball’s World Series Champions in 1987 and
“It’s an exciting honor to throw the first pitch for the
Twins, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous,” Hibbert of Pelican Rapids,
“My experience on the track probably won’t help me on the field and my ball
skills are limited to one summer of youth baseball. I’m hoping to throw close
to home plate and without hitting the mascot.”
Hibbert has amassed two snocross world titles, six national
championships and 10 ESPN Winter X Games medals while racing a Minnesota designed and
built Arctic Cat snowmobile. Arctic Cat was formed in 1961; the same year the
Twins played their first season in Minnesota.
Hibbert’s pitch will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6:45
p.m., kicking off the second of a three-night series against the Kansas City
Royals. The game will be live on FOX Sports Net.
Tickets are available on www.minnesotatwins.com
or by calling (800)-33-TWINS.