Warren Buffett Throws "Perfect Strike" to Catcher Jack Welch In Fenway Debut

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When Warren Buffett first revealed to us that he would be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's Red Sox game in Boston, he seemed to be hedging his bets.

He told CNBC's Becky Quick he would have a secret weapon, in the form of catcher Jack Welch, former General Electric Chairman and devoted Sox fan.

And he pledged he would be prepared to throw any pitch Welch called for, even if his catcher wanted the tricky "ball that bounces four or five times before it gets to the plate."

Buffett had nothing to worry about. He threw a "perfect strike" tonight, reports CNBC producer Tom Rotunno, in an email from Fenway Park.


Buffett also got a VIP tour of the historic ballpark, signing his name inside the towering left-field "Green Monster," as called for by Fenway tradition.

Tom plans to send some photos which I will post later tonight on Warren Buffett Watch.

And then, tomorrow morning on Squawk Box (6a-9a ET), watch for CNBC Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell, who also writes the SportsBiz bloghere on CNBC.com. He'll have a complete report from Boston on the Buffett Battery's Fenway debut.

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