Frank Anderson celebrated the Fourth of July by making history, becoming the oldest person to ever throw out the first pitch in AutoZone Park.
Honored to have 104-year-old World War II veteran Frank Anderson throw a first pitch tonight!
We hear he's been practicing!
Frank was one of the first Master Sergeants under General Walton Walker in General Patton's 3rd Army of the 20th Corps.#4thOfJulyCelebration @autozone pic.twitter.com/ZChXQF88yo
— Memphis Chicks (@memphisredbirds) July 4, 2018
Anderson, 104, is a World War II veteran, and on Wednesday, he stepped in front of home plate and threw a pitch to start off the Memphis Redbirds game with a bang. Anderson was one of the master sergeants under Gen. Walton Harris in Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army of the 20th Corps, fighting in England, Germany, and France.
The Redbirds, a Triple A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, invited him to throw the first pitch in appreciation for his service. Catherine Garcia