Oct 26, 2012, 1:25 PM EST
Last night as part of the Major League Baseball “Welcome Back Veterans” program, Marine Corporal Nicholas Kimmel got to throw out the first pitch of game two of the 2012 World Series between the Giants/Tigers.
Kimmel who was a star baseball player at Moses Lake High School in Washington lost both of his legs and his left arm during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Nicholas undeterred by his disabilities fired a strike to Giants closer Sergio Romo as the San Francisco faithful cheered his pitch and his sacrifice:
In an interview after the fact, Kimmel commented that the highlight of his night was getting to meet legendary Giants outfielder Willie Mays and sharing the mound with him:
“He took the ball and said I’ve got to rub it up with some dirt,” Kimmel recalled. “He rubbed it up and signed it for me, so that was pretty cool.”
Triple amputee throws out first pitch [USA Today]
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