4-Time Olympian Allison Schmitt Throws Out First Pitch at Diamondbacks Game

Torrey Hart
by Torrey Hart 3

October 04th, 2021 National, News

Allison Schmitt, a four-time Olympian and 10-time medalist for the United States, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the last game of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ season.

The 31-year-old Schmitt has trained under Bob Bowman at Arizona State University in Tempe since before the 2016 Olympics. Chase Field, the Diamondbacks’ home, is located about 10 miles away, in Phoenix.

Schmitt’s close friend and former teammate Michael Phelps threw out the first pitch at a Diamondbacks game in 2018 (complete with his signature warmup). A number of other Olympic swimmers have thrown out first pitches in recent years, including Penny Oleksiak, Katie Ledecky, Ryan Murphy, and Zach Apple.

It appears Phelps may have also been at Chase Field on Sunday with Schmitt — at least, two of his sons were.

Ledecky also attended the Washington Nationals’ last home game over the weekend, showing off her Tokyo hardware, but does not appear to have thrown out another first pitch.

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Suny Cal
11 months ago

What is Allison doing now that she has retired from swimming? Is she still living in AZ??

Ledecky will go under 8 minutes in the 800
Reply to  Suny Cal
11 months ago

She hasn’t said she was retiring yet

Edit: nevermind

Last edited 11 months ago by Ledecky will go under 8 minutes in the 800
11 months ago

She probably could pitch for the Diamondbacks, and raise the ERA!

About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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