WATCH: Toronto Blue Jays Celebrate Star Wars Day as Chewbacca Threw First Pitch Against New York Yankees

Published 05/05/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

May 4th is a very iconic day. People all around the world celebrate this special day to commemorate the iconic movie series, Star Wars. But this year’s Star Wars day literally worked out for the MLB franchise, Toronto Blue Jays.

There is a famous phrase from Star Wars, “May the force be with you”. On May 4th, i.e., on Star Wars Day, the Blue Jays played like a force that the New York Yankees could not handle. Not only did they win the game against the Yankees, but the Blue Jays also broke the 11-game winning streak of the Pinstripes.

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The Yankees were dominating the American League East for the past two weeks. After their humiliating defeat against the Baltimore at the Camden Yards, they bounced back in a fascinating way. But, the Blue Jays, their division rival, are also enjoying a good run this season. On the iconic Star Wars Day, the Blue Jays broke the Yankees’ winning streak.

Star Wars’ Chewbacca brought much-needed luck for the Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays needed some extra strength and a bit of luck to defeat the monstrous Yankees. And with Chewbacca doing the honors for the Blue Jays to throw their first pitch, they got the much-needed force to register their first win against the Yankees this season.

Sep 6, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien (10) is greeted by first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The video of Chewbacca throwing the pitch is doing rounds on the internet. During the game, Chewbacca also did an excellent job to cheer up the audience. Hence, the Yankees faced the first defeat in their last 12 league games.

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Although the Blue Jays won the third game, they lost the three-game series against the New York Yankees. With 18 wins out of 25 games, the Yankees are donning the AL East division. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are second to the Yankees with 16 wins out of 26 games.

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It was the first series loss for the Blue Jays in the 2022 season. Considering their brilliant run in the first month of the regular season, how far the Blue Jays will go this time?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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