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93-year-old WWII vet delivers Nats game ball

David Driver — Special to The Washington Times The Washington TimesMay 15, 2019

Ninety-three-year-old Walter Greene grew up in South Carolina and was a big fan of Joe DiMaggio. He was friends in his hometown with Art Fowler, who would later be a pitching coach with the Yankees.

Tuesday night the World War II veteran got his chance to be on a Major League field as he delivered the game ball to home plate at Nationals Park before the Nationals hosted the New York Mets. It was his first visit to the stadium.

“Fun, fun, fun. I got to talk to the Mets manager; I recognized him,” Greene said of Mickey Callaway. Also at home plate to exchange the lineup cards was Chip Hale, the bench coach of the Nationals.

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