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I love how baseball supports our troops and honors our country. This is a great story.

Darla Harlow, a big fan of the Mississippi Braves, is given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Trustmark Park in Pearl on August 5, 2011.

After tossing the ball to home plate, the military wife is totally surprised when the catcher takes off his mask, revealing the ‘player’ is really her husband, Michael, an Army major who has been away from home, serving in Afghanistan for the past nine months.