A.J. Giardina throws out a Shuckers ceremonial first pitch - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

A.J. Giardina throws out a Shuckers ceremonial first pitch

A.J. Giardina poses for a picture with Shuckers outfielder Troy Stokes Junior after throwing a ceremonial first pitch (WLOX Sports) A.J. Giardina poses for a picture with Shuckers outfielder Troy Stokes Junior after throwing a ceremonial first pitch (WLOX Sports)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

A.J. Giardina may be done with is broadcasting career, but he still has a few throws left in the 'ole cannon. 

The Biloxi Shuckers honored the recently-retired WLOX legend before their Friday contest against Tennessee, showing a tribute video on the jumbotron honoring his 39 years covering South Mississippi, and with a ceremonial first pitch. 

You can see for yourself in the video, but A.J. threw a nice strike!

"I did throw it down the middle, which, I was surprised, but practice does make perfect," the former WLOX Sports Director said with a smile. 

When asked if maybe a baseball career is now in the books?

"Let's put it this way, only in my dreams," Giardina laughed. "There's no way!"

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