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Olczyk fires strike, sings 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' at Cubs game

Longtime Blackhawks announcer shows off arm, musical chops

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Eddie Olczyk was pitch perfect, on the mound and on the mic.

The longtime Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster and Stanley Cup champion with the 1994 New York Rangers was on hand Tuesday to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

Olczyk took the hill and fired a strike.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: That right there is a strike!Edzo making us proud, as per usual. pic.twitter.com/i3UvSzpKMn

Before the pitch, he got some advice from Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: ���All you young baseball players out there...���@MikeMontgum22 giving Eddie some pre-pitch pointers. pic.twitter.com/wwkLfSpR8o

Later, Olczyk was back in his natural habitat, the broadcast booth.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: On deck: Eddie Olczyk. #EverybodyInTheBroadcastBooth pic.twitter.com/j83KQLPJdT

And, as is tradition, he had to perform "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Pitch perfect, Eddie! #EverybodyInTheBroadcastBooth pic.twitter.com/HCVkIfrNdS

Olczyk also took a minute to remind fans about the upcoming Blackhawks fan convention.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Someone���s excited for #BHC2018! pic.twitter.com/M25uCHrXFO

All around, the night was a home run. Or a hat trick. Either way.

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