DETROIT — Earlier this month, new Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham soaked in the chants of “We want Cade” at Comerica Park. Now the Motor City has gotten their guy after the Pistons selected Cunningham with the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.
To celebrate Cunningham visited Comerica once again where he threw out the first pitch to the Detroit Tigers 2018 first overall pick, Casey Mize.
Donning a custom Tigers jersey, Cunningham took the mound as the Tigers showed footage from last night’s festivities on its jumbotron. Then Cunningham set up for the pitch before pivoting to throw the ball to Mize who was waiting at home plate.
The pitch sailed a little high, but as Mize rose to caught it, Cunningham hyped himself up.
Cunningham was joined by his new teammates Isaiah Livers, Luka Garza and Balsa Koprivica to watch the Tigers take on the Baltimore Orioles, just hours after their introductory press conference.
You can check out another view of the pitch here.