Found October 25, 2012 on
It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
The highlight of the night came before any of the players took the field. A triple amputee Marine, Nick Kimmel, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday’s Game Two. Per MLB.com,
In 2008, Kimmel decided to forego a partial scholarship offer to play baseball at Arizona State University, and instead enlisted in the Marines. Today, he’s piecing his life back together after losing both legs and an arm in an explosion while on his second tour of duty last year in Afghanistan.
Kimmel was flanked by Game 1 starter Barry Zito, whom he has struck up a friendship with since spring training.
Kimmel was one of 25 wounded Marines invited to Arizona to participate in Zito’s Strikeout for Troops Foundation event, and since then, the two have stayed in close contact as Kimmel works to move on with his life as a triple amputee.
Excuse the incredibly low-def television this was recorded from and appreciate the moment. For the record, he threw a strike.
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AL Central Division Champs.
AL Division Series Champs.
Triple Crown Winner.
Perhaps another Cy Young winner.
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