Get the hankies ready. Major League Baseball will pay tribute to one of its most passionate supporters — the late Robin Williams — at tonight’s World Series.
California native Williams, who died on Aug. 11, was a long-time San Francisco Giants fan.
Two of his children, Zak and Zelda Williams, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Billy Crystal, a best friend of the late comedian. The team will also show a special video tribute to Williams at AT&T Stadium.
When their father died, both Zak, 31, and Zelda, 25, Williams’ only daughter, released emotional public statements.
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“I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little grayer. I will carry his heart with me every day,” said Zak. “I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be. Seek to bring joy to the world as he sought.”
The Williams moments will no doubt overshadow the National Anthem performance by rocker Aaron Lewis.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michelle Doolittle will join the list of other soldiers who have sung “God Bless America” during the seventh inning this Series.