Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals performs the national anthem on the last Opening Day

Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals performs the national anthem on the last Opening Day

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Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals age 41 declared that 2023 would be his final year in the Major League Baseball.

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The national anthem was sung before the game at Busch Stadium by Wainwright who was not selected to start for the Cardinals on Opening Day against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Jordan Montgomery a teammate expressed surprise at Wainwright's performance.

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For the 2023 World Baseball Classic Team USA was where he most recently pitched.

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He began the Americans' triumph against Cuba in the semifinals and their victory over Great Britain in the pool play opener.

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He was placed on the disabled list with a groin issue delaying his debut start for the Cardinals in 2023.

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If Thursday's performance of the national anthem is any indicator Wainwright could decide to pursue singing once he ultimately hangs up his cleats.

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