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A 92-year-old World War II veteran threw out the first pitch at an MLB game

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Memorial Day and Major League Baseball seem to go hand-in-hand, and on Monday, the Seattle Mariners got it right.

Before the Mariners' matinee victory against the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field, the team brought out a very special and deserving baseball fan: 92-year-old United States Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer Burke Waldron, who served in World War II.

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Waldron spryly jogged out to the mound, took the rubber, and fired a pitch to catcher Steve Clevenger.

On an afternoon dedicated to those who've served the United States, the Mariners chose a great way to begin an afternoon of America's pastime.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 25: Dustin Brown of Germany plays a shot during the Men's Singles Second Round match against Jack Sock of United States on Day Four of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on May 25, 2016 in Paris, France . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 25: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for a dunk in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 25: Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Minnesota Twins slides safely into third base after a throwing error on a pick-off attempt at first base by Dillon Gee #53 of the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of the game on May 25, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 24: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes up against Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half in game four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 24, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 25: Simona Halep of Romania hits a forehand during the Ladies Singles second round match against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan at Roland Garros on May 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 24: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors looks to rebound against Kevin Durant #35 and Enes Kanter #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half in game four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 24, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Kurt Grumelart of Queensland competes on the high bar as Alexander Waro of New South Wales competes on the parrallel bars during the 2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena on May 23, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 23: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers competes for a loose ball late in the game against DeMarre Carroll #5 and Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on May 23, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 23: Ryan Vogelsong #14 of the Pittsburgh Pirates lays on the ground after being hit in the head by a pitch thrown by Jordan Lyles #24 of the Colorado Rockies in the second inning during the game at PNC Park on May 23, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 22: Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates after scoring a goal against Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - MAY 22: Daisy Pearce of Melbourne is tackled by Emily Bates of Brisbane and Delma Gisu of Brisbane during the 2016 AFL Womens match between the Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 22, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: David Haye of England knocks down Arnold Gjergjaj of Switzerland during their Heavyweight fight at The O2 Arena on May 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 21: Robert Lewandowski (L) of Muenchen is challenged by Julian Weigl (R) of Dortmund during the DFB Cup Final 2016 between Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion on May 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LONGFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Ryuichi Kiyonari of Bennetts Suzuki team rides during practice for the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch on May 20, 2016 in Longfield, England. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Power players run onto the field before the start of the round nine AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval on May 21, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
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