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This 104-year-old World War II vet had a very special Fourth of July at the ballpark

Frank Anderson celebrated the Fourth of July by making history, becoming the oldest person to ever throw out the first pitch in AutoZone Park.

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