Red Sox give foul ball to WWII vet on his 100th birthday

Wednesday May 11th, 2016

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A World War II veteran celebrated his 100th birthday with some very prime seats at Fenway Park, and he left the famed field with a special souvenir courtesy of one of the team’s ball girls.

The Red Sox highlighted Ben Sofka on the video board during the game, and later when a ball found its way into foul territory during the third inning, the ball was brought to the centenarian Boston fan.

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Sofka flew a B-26 bomber during the war, according to

[Fox Sports]

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