We've had countless baseball luminaries visit the ballpark. A few Olympians and entertainers. Lots-o-pols, too.
Tonight is a first, though. We will honor a Nobel Laureate.
Dr. Robert Lefkowitz of Duke will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony by Durham Mayor Bill Bell and Dr. Victor Dzau, CEO of Duke's health system. He will, of course, throw the first pitch.
I hope Dr. Lefkowitz will autograph a baseball for me!