ARLINGTON–U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, in town for the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night as the Texas Rangers hosted the division rival Oakland Athletics.

Alito’s throw was outside, but he still drew applause from the crowd at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. He then took a seat along the first-base line to watch the game with Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson.

Alito, who joined the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush, will speak at the State Bar of Texas Bar Leaders Recognition Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Guest tickets can be purchased for $60 at the State Bar of Texas Registration Center inside the hotel.

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 Alito's first pitch

Alito & Jefferson