A 15-year-old Dunbar High School student delivered the baseball to the pitcher's mound Monday night before Game 5 of the World Series.
Melvion Williams was selected for the honor because of his leadership and character, said Roland Greene, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth.
The Boys & Girls Club is Major League Baseball's charity of choice.
Williams, a freshman, is a resident of Cavile Place, a Fort Worth Housing Authority property. He has served as president of the boys and girls club leadership group and recruited other teens to get involved.
"I'm excited and nervous," Williams said before the game. "It's going to be a lot of fun."
The Texas Rangers planned to present Williams with a Rangers jacket and hat, Greene said. He will get to stay and watch the game.
"He is a great young man," Greene said. "He is always very helpful and involved in what we do. It is a well-deserved honor."
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