92-Year-Old War Veteran Throws Some Heat During Memorial Day First Pitch Ceremony
Entertainment| | By Margo Gothelf
The 92-year-old didn’t let his age get in the way of his athleticism as he confidentially ran on to Safeco Field to throw out the first pitch.
The pitch had a solid and steady momentum, more than enough for Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger to retrieve the ball. Waldron even got to meet Edgar Martinez after throwing out the first pitch. It was his one request to meet and shake hands with the baseball player.
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The pitch that Waldron threw out must have been a good luck charm since the Mariners won 9-3. Waldron served in the military starting in July 1943 in Pearl Harbor and retired in 1946 as a Petty Officer, 2nd Class. The vet was part of the Makin Island and Saipan invasions.
Burke specifically requested to meet Edgar. Because when you throw out the first pitch at 92, you gotta meet Edgar. pic.twitter.com/Xv40xXDQnt— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) May 31, 2016