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.
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"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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