104-year-old WWII vet throws out laser July 4th first pitch

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WWII vet Frank Anderson throws out the first pitch on July 4th. (Memphis Redbirds)
WWII vet Frank Anderson throws out the first pitch on July 4th. (Memphis Redbirds)

The Memphis Redbirds, triple-A affiliate for the St. Louis Cardinals, honored the 4th of July in the best way possible: by having 104-year-old World War II veteran Frank Anderson toss out the first pitch.

Check out the performance:


That’s an impressive windup move; team manager Stubby Clapp had some serious heat coming his way.

Anderson, who would have been in his mid-20s during the War, was a Master Sergeant in General George Patton’s 3rd Army, which was pivotal in the Allies’ win at the late-war Battle of the Bulge.


He certainly continued to do his country proud this 4th of July.

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