WW2 Veteran FINALLY Gets His Professional Baseball Contract, 80 years later

It’s an American tale, perfect for the 4th of July

Roy Kinyon, Courtesy Buffalo Bisons

Back in 1942, Roy Kinyon had a very promising career outlook as a shortstop. So much so, the Buffalo Bisons recruited him to come play for their ballclub that summer. But Kinyon respectfully declined because he had plans to enlist in the Navy and serve in World War 2.

After 80 years, the Buffalo Bison are once again offering Roy Kinyon a spot on their roster. The club will sign the now 100 year old Kinyon to a 1 day contract on the 4th of July, and he will also be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the game that day.

Thank you for your service Mr. Kinyon.