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100-Year-Old WWII Vet Receives a Birthday Surprise at Red Sox Game

"Look who has the ball, our hero of the night."

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The Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 13-5 Tuesday night at Fenway Park. But the big winner was World War II vet Ben Sofka.

Celebrating his 100th birthday, Sofka was sitting in the front row on the first base side of the field when Oakland's Billy Burns hit a foul ball in the area.

The ball girl scooped up the slow roller and instantly trotted over to Sofka and handed him a souvenir.

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The ball girl's move did not go unnoticed, "Look who has the ball, our hero of the night," exclaimed the television announcer.

"Now that is a great birthday."

Watch the Red Sox ball girl deliver a special birthday present:

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