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11-year-old Mentor boy honored by throwing out first pitch at firefighter baseball tournament

Tommy, who dreams of being a fireman threw out the first pitch at a firefighter's baseball tournament in Mentor.

MENTOR, Ohio — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on May 9, 2022. 

An 11-year-old Mentor boy had his dreams come true on Saturday morning. 

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Nearly 26 fire departments from cities including Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Chicago and New York gathered at the Mentor High School baseball fields for a special firefighter baseball tournament. 

Tommy, an 11-year-old boy with special needs who dreams of becoming a firefighter, was an honorary firefighter for the day. 

Prior to Saturday's tournament at 9:30 a.m., Tommy threw out the first pitch at Mentor High School. 

At the event, Tommy was presented with a proclamation from the Lake County Treasurer's Office that recognized his love for firetrucks and baseballs. 

Credit: Mike Zuren - Lake County Treasurer

Nearly seven fire departments gave Tommy a jersey from their team, and other stations gave him patches. 


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