South Williamsport – George Michael Steinbrenner IV, co-owner of the NTT IndyCar Series team Harding Steinbrenner Racing, will throw the first pitch in the Little League Baseball ® World Series Thursday, August 15, at the Little League International Complex in South Williamsport, Pa.
Steinbrenner is the son of New York Yankees part-owner and co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner and the grandson and namesake of legendary owner and businessman George Steinbrenner III.
“I am excited to throw out the first pitch of the Little League World Series game on behalf of Honda,” said George Michael Steinbrenner IV. “Baseball is the core of my identity and the first love of my life, the other love being motor racing. This made the choice to attend the event a must for me as any time I can meld my two passions is something I cannot pass up,” said Steinbrenner.
“I am thankful to Honda for not only supporting Harding Steinbrenner Racing and the NTT IndyCar Series, but also for sponsoring Little League, the world’s greatest game in its most unadulterated form. I have watched the Little League World Series my entire life, and this will be my first time to Williamsport to see the event in person.”
Harding Steinbrenner Racing currently competes in the NTT IndyCar Series under the Honda banner and runs Honda Performance Development engines. The #88 Capstone Turbine Honda fielded by Harding Steinbrenner Racing and driven by Colton Herta will compete in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., Aug. 16 - 18 .
In his first NTT IndyCar Series season, Steinbrenner’s impressive resume includes being the youngest winning-team owner in series history after winning the inaugural INDYCAR Classic in March. So far in the 2019 season, rookie driver Colton Herta and the team have one win, one pole starting position and five top-ten finishes.