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Friday, May 23, 2014

Chuck Berry Holding a Chuck Berry Bobblehead at Cardinals' Chuck Berry Night

Posted By on Fri, May 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Steve Truesdell - CHUCK BERRY
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Players and fans alike were humming "Hail! Hail! Rock & Roll" during Wednesday's Cardinals game, as the team honored music legend and St. Louis native Chuck Berry with his own bobblehead. The 87-year-old Polar Music Prize recipient accepted his plastic likeness in person and also threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cards conquered the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in extra innings.

See also: - Chuck Berry Will Be Awarded Prestigious Polar Music Prize This Summer - The Best Moments of Chuck Berry's 200 Shows at Blueberry Hill, as Told By His Bandmates

Fans and media outlets with no particular place to go flocked to Twitter to talk about the convergence of their two favorite things: the father of rock & roll and baseball. Take a peek:

Chuck's looking spry for being nearly 90 years old:

Hello, tiny Chuck Berry:

Always the ladies' man:

Not much "throwing" is happening here, actually:

Continue to page two for Berry's Wainwright-worthy pitch.

Ahhh, there's that pitching arm we've been waiting for:

And for that, he earned the "cool play of the game." Watch out for Fredbird, though -- he's got a sex tape!

See also: - Video: Cardinals Pitchers Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal Perform Karaoke - Here's a Photo of Lorde Hanging With Chuck Berry Last Night - Slideshow: Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill

Chuck even participated in the silly between-innings stunts:

Not everyone was thrilled with the Berry-centric game, though:

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