Author Stephen King threw the ceremonial first pitch to kick off the opening game of the Senior League baseball World Series.

King and his wife, Tabitha, walked to the pitcher's mound in Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine, on Sunday while the announcer asked, "Where's the ball?" over the stadium's public address system.

Gov. Angus King then roared onto the field on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, pulled the baseball from his pocket and gave it to the author, who threw the pitch.

Stephen King is a big Red Sox fan — one of his books, "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," refers to the former Red Sox pitcher. He and his wife donated money to build the stadium in their hometown.