CLEVELAND — Newly retired Cleveland Cavalier Channing Frye is making is last time in Cleveland a memorable one.
The 35-year-old announced on Twitter that he is throwing the first pitch on Cinco de Mayo.
I’m throwing out the first pitch for the @Indians On cinco de Mayo! I couldn’t not be more hype thanks Cle for so much love!— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) May 3, 2019
Since he announced his retirement, the Indians have asked him to throw the first pitch, and their wish came true.
First pitch, Channing. First pitch.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 11, 2019
The Indians face the Mariners at Progressive Field at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday.
On March 1, Frye took to Twitter to confirm his retirement and to thank the coaches and teammates he worked alongside with.
Yes, i am really retiring. It’s been a amazing ride. I’ve had the chance to have some amazing teammates and play for some great coaches. I’m gonna miss it but I’m super excited to see the other side of the fence!— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) March 1, 2019
Frye was traded to the Cavaliers in 2016 and was a part of the team’s NBA Championship run and consecutive trips to the NBA Finals.
In 2018, the Cavaliers traded Frye, along with Isaiah Thomas and a 2018 first-round draft pick, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.