ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A sense of community, neighbor looking out for neighbor is what the social Nextdoor app is all about. And for 74-year-old Frank Miller, it has connected him in more ways than one.
The beginning of 2021 started with the former high school and college baseball player missing the game. And after reading a book on pitching, he was obsessed. Miller wanted nothing more than to play a game of catch.READ MORE: Dallas County Reports 570 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Deaths Saturday
Thus his wife put out a call for willing participants on Nextdoor. Following her post, quite a few people showed up at Cole Park in Dallas with their baseball gloves to join Miller for that game of catch.
The story received local and national attention. It also caught the attention of the Texas Rangers, who invited Miller to have a game of catch on the Globe Life Field playing field.
“It was astonishing to me and all I really wanted was one person to throw to,” said Miller.
He never expected that group gathering would land him on one of the biggest fields in baseball.
“What occurred to me is that those kids would be appreciative beyond belief,” he said.READ MORE: Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler Dies At 82
So Miller, the guys, and 30 members of the North Dallas baseball team took to Globe Life Field for an epic game of catch.
“All of us, the kids and the guys, the older people. We’re thrilled by the whole thing,” he said.
Sharing a passion and making incredible memories.
“I wish we didn’t have masks on, because everybody had to be like me, just smiling ear to ear,” he said.
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