MLB Pitcher Joe Thatcher to Throw First Pitch Tuesday

July 13, 2015

Kokomo native and MLB pitcher, Joe Thatcher, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, July 14 before the Jackrabbits take on the Hannibal Cavemen.

Thatcher spent his early years growing up in Kokomo, where he attended Kokomo High School. He also spent his college years pitching for Indiana State University. The Kokomo native now spends his time as a relief pitcher for the Houston Astros.  

The Jackrabbits welcome fans in for the third of their five game “America Rocks” home stand. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm. Fans can also enjoy the “Bikes and Hot Rods Appreciation Night” by riding in on a bike or hot rod. Those that do, will receive a free hot dog.

Fans can purchase tickets for this exciting event at or by stopping by the Kokomo Box Office at 400 South Union Street.

Come out to support a home town hero and take in some exciting Jackrabbits baseball!

Get Jacked!


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