For a few minutes last night, one of the San Francisco Giants' most famous fans loomed large in the stadium again. Before Game 5 of the World Series, Robin Williams' children paid him tribute by throwing the first pitch, US Magazine reports. Eldest son Zak did the honors with Williams' BFF Billy Crystal catching as Cody and Zelda Williams watched. Crystal then cut to the center-field scoreboard for a video tribute, featuring clips of Williams' films, his own intro at a Giants' playoff game in 2010, and shots of him at the ballpark, reports the AP and MLB News.
"We are honored to be here in support of the tribute to our father, someone who loved his hometown and especially the Giants," Zak, Cody, and Zelda said in a statement. "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!" The home team did Williams proud.