Group aespa throws their first pitch in the major leagues.
The New York Yankees announced on their official Instagram on the 6th (local time), “We are looking forward to the first pitching and commemorative ceremony with the K-pop sensation group Aespa on the 8th.”메이저놀이터
This is Espa’s first pitch experience. Espa is scheduled to pitch as the first pitcher for the New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox game at Yankees Stadium on the 8th (local time).
It is also noteworthy that the first pitch is held in the US Major League, not the domestic KBO stage. It makes us realize the heightened global status of Espa.
It is the first time for a Korean celebrity to pitch the first pitch in the major leagues since May 2014, when miss A member Suzy did it in a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds, where Ryu Hyun-jin belongs. It is known that this was directly suggested by MLB, a sports brand that Suzy was working as a model for.
Espa’s pitch this time also draws attention in that there are no Korean players in each team, and it is purely for local fans.
Espa is scheduled to tour 8 cities in the United States, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Washington DC, Boston, and Brooklyn, starting on August 13.