Western New Yorkers watching the broadcast of Friday's Yankees game or at Yankee Stadium got a surprise when one of their own appeared on the scoreboard.
Gage Tomaszewski from West Seneca was named "Veteran of the Game."
Tomaszewski, a U.S. Navy air traffic control specialist petty officer second class, served during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was joined at the game by his family.
.@Yankees honor military guest United States Navy air traffic control specialist petty officer officer second class from West Seneca New York during the seventh-inning stretch pic.twitter.com/eMrWcXLkWB
— Harry Scull Jr (@hsjrphoto) June 30, 2018