Megan Rapinoe throws ceremonial first pitch at Seattle Mariners game after drawing curtains on her illustrious international career

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Megan Rapinoe returned to the field a few days after playing her final international match to throw the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners game. It wasn't her first time doing so; she previously threw the first pitch for the same team in 2015.

Seattle Mariners faced the Texas Rangers at the T-Mobile Park situated in Seattle. The home team won 3-2.

Before the game, Rapinoe was snapped throwing the first pitch and the photo was posted by the official X (formerly Twitter) account of MLB Life.

Later, the official X handle (formerly Twitter) account of the Seattle Mariners also posted a picture of the player in action.

The two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion recently called time on her international career. The 38-year-old's last game was a 2-0 win against South Africa.

Highlights from Megan Rapinoe’s life

Rapinoe is an advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. In the hope of helping others, she opened up to ‘Out magazine’ in 2012 about her sexuality and revealed that she was homosexual.

In 2018, she and her partner, Sue Bird, became the first same-sex couple to grace the cover of ESPN's body issue.

On the field, Rapinoe won the Women's World Cup twice, as well as the Olympic gold medal. She won both the Ballon d'Or Feminin and best FIFA Women's Player in 2019.

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Edited by Abigail Kevichusa