Former President George W. Bush will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers' first game of the season at the Ballpark in Arlington on April 6.

Bush will be the third president to throw out the Rangers' Opening Day first pitch, the Associated Press reports; Gerald Ford tossed the first pitch of the 1976 season and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, threw out the first pitch in 1991.

Bush moved to the Preston Hollow area of Dallas since leaving office. He is an avid baseball fan and was the managing general partner of the Rangers from 1989 to 1994.