TV's biggest New York Mets fan threw out the first pitch of Jerry Seinfeld bobblehead night at Citi Field. Adorned in a Mets jersey and sporting a big smile, Seinfeld himself tossed a sidearm strike from the mound to kick off Friday night's 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
"On the money,'' Seinfeld said. "It was the greatest moment of my life.''
The first 25,000 fans at the ballpark received a Seinfeld bobblehead that does not bear much resemblance to the comedian, and they watched the comedian reunite with longtime Mets star and television analyst Keith Hernandez, who had a recurring role on "Seinfeld" in 1991.
Guaranteed @JerrySeinfeld bobblehead ✅— New York Mets (@Mets) June 19, 2019
Seinfeld baseball cards ✅
Photo opportunity with Larry Thomas - the infamous "Soup Nazi" ✅
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The Mets encouraged fans to catch up on the TV series, which premiered 30 years ago on July 5, 1989. Seinfeld will host a trivia quiz about the show, which ran for nine seasons.
Another recurring character also will be on hand. Larry Thomas, nominated for an Emmy for his role as the Soup Nazi, will be an official greeter in the concourse.
The show was nominated for the Emmy as outstanding comedy series from 1992 to 1998, and won in 1993. It's responsible for numerous catchphrases from the '90s.