Stan Lee is a comic icon — creating some of the biggest comic book characters of all-time in Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man just to name a few. Those comics have come to life in a major way over the last 15 years or so, and Lee is one of the most recognizable figures in America thanks to that.

That celebrity also gives him status to throw out the occasional first pitch, and on Saturday he did that before the Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners game. The 93-year-old comic book visionary apparently was none-too-happy with not reaching home plate with his throw and had a bit of self-deprecation on hand in his interview early in the game.

Lee, who was a life-long New York Yankees fan, renounced his Yankees fandom on air as well in large-part to the great attitude and nature of the people in the Rangers organization.

Perhaps there’s a superhero in Lee’s mind based off the Rangers in the future?

[SB Nation]

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