Robert Redford, who played slugger Roy Hobbs in the famous baseball movie, The Natural, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Chicago Cubs' opening game April 1 at Wrigley Field.

Redford will be in Chicago to promote his new film The Conspirator, which opens April 15.

As a high school student in California in the 1950s, Redford was a teammate of Don Drysdale, who later became a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Redford was a pitcher himself and attended the University of Colorado on a baseball scholarship before pursuing an acting career.