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Jennifer Hudson Throws ‘the Best Eephus Pitch’ of the Season at MLB Game

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As soon as once more proving there’s not a lot she will’t do, Jennifer Hudson added a perfect first pitch forward of the Kansas Metropolis Royals recreation on Tuesday to a résumé that already consists of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.

Hudson lobbed up what the Main League Baseball Twitter account known as “the most effective eephus pitch” they’ve seen this season forward of the Royals’ residence recreation in opposition to the Chicago White Sox.

An eephus pitch is a brilliant sluggish, high-arcing pitch that’s meant to throw off a batter’s timing and is never seen in a big-league recreation. Hudson lollipopped her pitch proper over the plate because the Royals mascot, Sluggerrr, known as it a strike whereas posing because the umpire.

Hudson, 40, celebrated by pointing to the group and doing a little bit shimmy on the mound. She additionally did it in model in a Royals jersey and denim jumpsuit.

Celebrities throwing out the primary pitch must convey their A-game today, as Hudson’s strike follows a memorable first pitch by Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee earlier than a Minnesota Twins recreation final week.

The star gymnast flipped head over heels earlier than throwing her pitch, placing her up within the first pitch pantheon with Group USA teammate Simone Biles, who did a twisting backflip in 2019 earlier than a primary pitch at a Houston Astros recreation.

Tom Hanks additionally had a first pitch to recollect in April when he reunited with Wilson from “Forged Away” earlier than a Cleveland Guardians recreation.

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