Acting legend Tom Hanks had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for the Cleveland Guardians’ home opener against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. And Hanks was joined on the mound by the only friend he had in much of the film Cast Away.

Wilson the volleyball provided Hanks some company on the Progressive Field mound, but kept moving away from Hanks. Perhaps the wind was quite funky in Cleveland, but it sure seems that this was a remote-controlled Wilson on the field.

As for the pitch, it was a little bit outside, but certainly not bad at all in comparison to how these ceremonial first pitches frequently go.

Hanks threw the pitch to Hall of Famer Larry Doby Jr., who broke the American League color barrier 75 years ago.

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