Friday, March 7, 2014
The Associated Press
BOSTON — Josh Wege stepped into the pitch and smacked the neon yellow softball off the Green Monster, churning his prosthetic legs as he rounded first base and headed for a double.
In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, made up of active soldiers and veterans who were wounded in service, are given recognition prior to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Eight-year-old Shaun McLaughlin, with an artificial leg of his own, ran out to retrieve the bat.
One night after the Red Sox and Yankees played another of their four-hour grudge matches, Fenway Park was friendly again.
The ballpark hosted a softball game between the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team and a group of Boston Marathon first responders Monday to help raise money for victims of the April 15 attacks.
About 700 people helped raise $4,001 in cash donations stuffed into boxes at the gates. The money will go to The One Fund.