Former Indians Star Baerga to Throw Out First Pitch Before Game 2 of the World Series

Carlos Baerga is heading back to the World Series…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball player, a star of the Cleveland Indians in the 1990s, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the World Series.

Carlos Baerga

Baerga, a three-time All-Star second baseman, will handle the duties before Game 2 of the series that pits Cleveland against the Chicago Cubs.

Kenny Lofton, Cleveland’s former fleet-footed center fielder, will have the honor before Game 1.

It’s Cleveland’s third World Series appearance since 1995.

Indians fans had pushed on social media to have actor Charlie Sheen — who played hard-throwing pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the movie Major League — throw out the first pitch. But, team officials had already decided on Lofton and Baerga, who played together on Cleveland’s 1995 World Series team.