It was a very emotional opening to baseball’s playoffs in Texas tonight.
Cooper Stone threw out the first pitch. He’s the 6-year-old son of Shannon Stone – the man who fell to his death at a July baseball game while trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Texas Rangers’ superstar Josh Hamilton.
It was Cooper’s first trip back to the ballpark since he witnessed his firefighter father’s death.
Hamilton caught the pitch from Cooper (a strike) and then embraced Cooper and his mom, Jenny.