Simone Biles Cheers on Her Favorite Side as Boston Red Sox Face Houston Astros

Published 10/23/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


Simone Biles easily ranks among the best gymnast of all-time. With 25 medals at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, she is the most decorated gymnast of all-time. In addition, her Olympic medal tally of seven is the joint highest of any American female gymnast.

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While her accomplishments in gymnastics are immense, the 24-year-old is no stranger to Major League Baseball. During Game 6 of the ALCS between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox, Biles took to social media to show her support for her favorite team.

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Simone Biles cheers for the Houston Astros during Game 6 of the ALCS

Although Biles was born in Columbus, Ohio, she grew up in Spring, Texas. She terms the area her hometown and currently lives there as well.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

In the MLB, Biles made it clear that she supports the team from her home state, the Houston Astros. She threw the ceremonial first pitch in three MLB games, two of which were home games for the Astros.

The first of these three pitches came in 2016. Sporting their grey colored jersey ahead of the Astros’ game against the Seattle Mariners, Biles hit an impressive flip before throwing the ball.

She made another appearance at the Minute Maid Park in 2019. Prior to Game 2 of the World Series between the Astros and the Washington Nationals, Biles sported their orange jersey and once again hit a picture-perfect flip before throwing the ball.

While she didn’t make any first pitch appearances since then, the 24-year-old shared a story on Instagram during the Astros’ game against the Red Sox yesterday. While spending the night out with a few friends, she shared another story expressing her joy following the Astros’ 5-0 victory.

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The Astros reached the World Series for the third time in five years

Although they made a slow start to the ALCS, the Astros found their groove in the last three games. Yesterday, they produced a clinical performance to win their third AL Pennant in five years.

Oct 22, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates after defeating the Boston Red Sox to advance to the World Series after game six of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

This means they will compete in this year’s World Series, where they will face either the Atlanta Braves or the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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