He's so Swisher in his cotton and cap...
New York Yankees right fielder***, Nick Swisher, apparently jumped at the chance to record a children's album for charity and among his personal selections for the project is a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes".
Released this week, Believe is a 12-track album covering other favourites of Swisher's and it also features former Yankees center fielder*** Bernie Williams and San Francisco Giants pitcher*** Barry Zito, who both played guitar on the album. 13-year-old granddaughter of Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig was among a group of children who were backup vocalists on each song.
A portion of the proceeds from Believe goes to Swish's Wishes, the switch hitter's foundation for children with health issues.
Bowie, himself a Yankees fan, was further complimented by Swisher who said his favourite songs on Believe were the Bowie cover and the title track.
*** Just because I'm a Limey, doesn't mean I don't know my positions.