Superbowl QB to throw the first pitch in Texas but won't play

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This is not an April fools. Russell Wilson will be throwing the first ceremonial pitch for the Texas Rangers.

The Super Bowl winning QB who plays for the Seattle Seahawks is actually a member of the Rangers team.

He was selected from Colorado's minor league system on a draft ruling (Triple-A Rule 5 to be precise) back in December.

Before being a Seahawk, Wilson was in the minors for two seasons as an infielder for the Rockies, but quit after his NFL draft selection.

Yet he honoured his deal with the Rangers, even mooching his way around spring training, including suiting up in the uniform. But he hasn't played a spring training game.

It may seem like a PR stunt and the Seahawks/Rangers are probably allowing it for that reason. But crossing the different sports is nothing new.

The last successful football/baseball crossover is of course Prime Time Deion Sanders who won two Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, along with a World Series with the Atlanta Braves.

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