Waugh is getting the opportunity through a longtime friend who he mentored many years ago. That friend is giving him the chance to throw the ball as a 90th birthday gift.
But that’s not all. Waugh even got his very own customized Cubs jersey. The 90-year-old said he’s been busy getting back into baseball shape. He said, “I am so excited! I mean, I hope I get the ball somewhere near home plate, but my brother told me the Cubs never get the ball across home plate anyways.”
Waugh will have a nice sized fan section up there in Chicago. Ironically, 90 of his employees, friends and family members will be attending the game to cheer him on.
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