VIDEO: Former Manchester United Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger Tries His Hand at Baseball

Alex Gidden

Chicago Fire's newest recruit Bastian Schweinsteiger looks to be settling into his new surroundings quite well after he took up the chance to practice pitching before a MLB match in America. 

The German recently moved to the United States to bring an end to a difficult spell with Manchester United that saw him frozen out of the first team. 

Montreal Impact v Chicago Fire
Montreal Impact v Chicago Fire

Though he moved across the Atlantic to continue his footballing career, it seems that he has quickly discovered a love for another American sport, baseball. 

According to the ​Mail, Schweinsteiger was offered the chance to throw  the first pitch ahead of Chicago Cubs' clash with Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, and the midfielder was more than happy to give it a go. 

Sadly, his skills as a pitcher leave a lot to be desired, and though his accuracy may be decent, his loopy, high throws may not quite be what the Cubs are looking for. 

Still, he was seen punching the air in celebration as he managed to get the ball successfully into the hands of the backstop, and the 32-year-old had more to cheer about as his local team ran out winners on the night to round off a memorable trip to Wrigley field for the 2014 World Cup winner. 

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