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Man With Down Syndrome Sings National Anthem at Red Sox Game, Knocks It Out of the Park


Michael Mullins is moving up to the big leagues.

For the last 10 years, Mullins, who has Down syndrome, has been performing “The Star Spangled-Banner” for the Pawtucket Red Sox, a minor league baseball team in Pawtucket, R.I., according to The Metro West Daily News. Finally, with the help of the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, the Boston Red Sox gave Mullins, now 38, the chance to sing the national anthem at Fenway Park. On Thursday, May 1, in front of more than 35,000 fans, Mullins put on the performance of a lifetime (below).

“No, I’m not nervous,” he told WCVB before the game. “Piece of cake.”

He certainly didn’t make it look hard.


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