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The annual baseball tradition known as the Little League World Series is kicking off Thurday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

This event has become synonymous with the history and lore of baseball itself. Williamsport acts as a summer getaway for baseball fans throughout the United States and the world.

That now includes Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson, who is serving as this year’s Grand Slam Parade Grand Marshall.

Look at the 6-foot-10 Johnson having an absolute blast with the youngsters.


“You are all here because you’re the best,” Johnson told the kids, via Penn Live. “I want to see a good game, everybody working hard, great sportsmanship and everyone doing their best. That’s what it is all about. You’re living your dream right now.”

The 10-time All-Star played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball spanning parts of three different decades.

He acted as a representation of dominance from the bump during that span, winning 303 games and earning five Cy Young awards while striking out an astounding 4,875 batters.