Wainwright, who was unable to make his sixth Opening Day start of his career due to a groin injury, shocked everyone with a sensational rendition of the national anthem.
The veteran pitcher who is playing his 18th and final season, was placed on the IR on Thursday. Wainwright, suffered the injury during a workout with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Injury or not, the 41-year-old was still able to treat fans with his voice before the first pitch of the afternoon.
Even if St. Louis fails to earn a win on opening day against the Toronto, Wainwright gave all MLB fans a moment to remember with an incredible performance delivered with his voice as opposed to his stellar right arm.
Wainwright has compiled a 195–117 record in his career with a solid 3.38 ERA since breaking into the majors back in 2005. In his place on Thursday, the Cardinals handed the ball to Miles Mikolas for the club’s season opener.