Is Supermodel Elle Macpherson An Oakland Athletics Fan? Instagram Photo Says Maybe

Elle Macpherson and Barry Weinberg At Oakland ColiseumElle Macpherson and Barry Weinberg At Oakland Coliseum

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

is the supermodel who was best known in the 1980s, but is still in circulation today. One example of her travels “back in the day” is this photo posted by a man named Barry Weinberg on Instagram, who then worked for the Athletics.

This is what Mr. Weinberg wrote:

barryweinberg Throw Back Thursday!!!
Meeting when I was with the A’s. Elle is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s. #baseball #mybooklife # #luckyguy #life #authorsofinstagram #mlb #oaklandathletics #insta

But what was doing in at the Coliseum, then?

Well, a search in the Google Search Engine revealed an entry in the 1993 Sports Illustrated, where it was reported that Elle threw out the first pitch at an A’s game. SI writer Steve Wulf wrote this:

, the model who has graced three SPORTS ILLUSTRATED covers, threw out a first ball in a few years ago. “I remember her,” says former A’s catcher Ron Hassey, now a coach for the Colorado Rockies. “How can you forget her? She didn’t know what to do after I caught it. I didn’t know if we were going to shake hands or if I was going to get a smack on the cheek. I ended up hitting her on the forehead with the beak of my helmet.” And that, dear reader, is why Elle hasn’t been on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue recently.

So that explains it.

About the Author

Roger Robarts
I am that rare breed: a blogger, and I don't mean micro.  Follow me on Twitter: Roger Robarts

Oakland News Now Recent Blog Posts