zak-zelda-cody-robin-williams-tribute-world-series-game-5-san-francsico-giants-FOX.jpgRobin Williams’ love of the San Francisco Giants was well known, so as a tribute to the late actor/comedian, the Giants asked his three children, Zak, Zelda and Cody, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for game 5 of the World Series Sunday (Oct. 26). The best part? They threw the pitch to Billy Crystal at home plate, Williams’ longtime good friend and huge baseball fan in his own right.

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MLB has put the video online, and several sports writers have tweeted about the moment. The SFGiants Twitter also issued a statement on behalf of Williams’ children:

“We are honored to be here in support of the tribute to our father, someone who loved his hometown and especially the Giants. For all of us, it is a tremendous delight and a little surreal to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of a World Series game for our team to our dad’s best friend. We could not think of a better way to celebrate his memory. Let’s go Giants!”

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The Giants also showed a video of Williams firing up the home crowd on the video board prior to the game.

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