George H.W. Bush Throws 1st Pitch at Houston Astros Game

PHOTO: Former President George H.W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Houston Astros Jed Lowrie (8) before Game 3 of baseballs American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros, Oct. 11, 2015, in Houston. Pat Sullivan/AP Photo
Former President George H.W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Houston Astros' Jed Lowrie (8) before Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros, Oct. 11, 2015, in Houston.

George H.W. Bush, a longtime Houston Astros fan, threw the ceremonial first pitch before today's playoff game between the Astros and Kansas City Royals.

The former president, in a wheelchair and neckbrace, was smiling when he took to the field with his wife. He then threw the first pitch to the Astros' Jed Lowrie.

Bush has been sporting a neck brace since he fell at his home in July and broke a vertebra in his neck.

Barbara Bush said she thought the first pitch was "great."

"We're big Astros fans," she said, according to Bush spokesman Jim McGrath.

Today is Game 3 of the American League Division Series.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.