Red Sox fan with Down syndrome sings anthem at Fenway

Michael Mullins (center), a 38-year-old diehard Red Sox fan with Down syndrome, sang the national anthem before Boston hosted Tampa Bay Thursday.


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Michael Mullins finally saw his dream come true last week at Fenway Park.

Mullins, a 38-year-old diehard Red Sox fan with Down syndrome, sang the national anthem before Boston hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in a Thursday night clash. The performance was a raving success.

“I nailed it,” Mullins said after watching a video of his performance at the Michael Lisnow Respite Center on Main Street last Friday, according to the MetroWest Daily News.

Mullins reportedly has sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” at McCoy Stadium — home of the Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket — for the past 10 years. He has performed at several other sporting events, too.

Nothing quite compares to belting out the national anthem before a boisterous crowd at Fenway Park, though, and Sharon Lisnow — co-founder of Michael Lisnow Respite Center — couldn’t help but marvel at Mullins’ impressive rendition. “It was a night of a lifetime,” Lisnow said.

Check out Mullins’ inspiring performance and preparation in the videos below.

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