(CBS) Robert Redford is set to throw the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs' opening day game at Wrigley Field on April 1 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Let's hope he doesn't also hit a home run that destroys the scoreboard clock.
The Academy Award-winning director will be in town to promote his latest film as director, "The Conspirator," which opens April 15.
Redford isn't known for his ties to Chicago, but the self-proclaimed baseball fan did star in "The Natural." It was in that film that Redford, as Roy Hobbs, hit said game-winning home run for the fictional New York Knights at Wrigley Field. (The scene was filmed in Buffalo, N.Y., at the now-demolished All High stadium.)
In real life, Redford earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Colorado and was a high school teammate of Hall of Famer Don Drysdale.