CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning will get a chance to perfect his chicken dance moves.
The city has tapped Browning as grand marshal of its annual Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati, which means leading a mass chicken dance this Saturday on Fountain Square downtown.
The weekend festival celebrates Cincinnati's German heritage, and tens of thousands of people usually take part.
Browning was an All-Star who pitched for the 1990 world champions. He is the only Reds pitcher to throw a perfect game — in 1988. He's also remembered for sneaking out of the Reds dugout in full uniform during a game to sit with fans on a rooftop overlooking Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Previous grand marshals have included trumpeter Al Hirt, music satirist Weird Al Yankovic and Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil.