Monday was Memorial Day, which means that MLB honored the United States’ veterans in all different ways throughout the day. One such display of gratitude came out of Seattle, where the Mariners had 92 year old veteran Burke Waldron throw out the ceremonial first pitch. But if you were expecting a slow, old, wrinkly man laboring out to the mound, you’d be wrong (well, 1/3 wrong, at least).
Check it out:
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 31, 2016
Waldron, 92, is a veteran of WWII, served in Pearl Harbor and was a part of both the Makin Island and Saipan invasions in the 40s. And here he is in 2016, sprinting out to the mound and making a far better ceremonial first pitch than many, many celebrities do at half his age. He even got to meet Edgar Martinez. Nice pick, Burke, but I think Edgar Martinez got to meet you.
Burke specifically requested to meet Edgar. Because when you throw out the first pitch at 92, you gotta meet Edgar. pic.twitter.com/Xv40xXDQnt
— Mariners (@Mariners) May 31, 2016