Kaepernick hits 87 mph on first pitch

Updated: June 22, 2013, 12:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Colin Kaepernick had some practice throwing a ball Friday night -- a baseball, that is.

The San Francisco 49ers' quarterback threw out the first pitch at Friday's San Francisco Giants game against the Marlins.

Kaepernick, selected by the Cubs in the 43rd round of the 2009 MLB first-year player draft before choosing to pursue football, hit 87 mph with the pitch, according to the Niners' Twitter account.

"87 on the first pitch.... Not too bad next year I'm goin to spring ...

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