Parkersburg couple volunteers at the MLB All-Star Game

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) A Parkersburg couple gets to see the All-Star Experience in Cleveland "up close and personal".

Pam Myers, who works in the Parkersburg mayor's office, and her husband, Terry, were among 10,000 people who applied to be volunteers for the events leading up to Tuesday night's Major League All-Star Game.

That's thanks, perhaps, to Terry's previous experience performing the Naitonal Anthem at an Indians game in the 1990's.

They were among the 2,200 chosen to volunteer, and they say it was s dream come true.

"To be in an area we frequently went up to, and just to get to be a part of Major League Baseball, that was wonderful," Pam says.

"Since we were volunteers, we could come and go," says Terry, "and be part of this before the fans got a chance to do it."

Terry, in particular, is originally from Northern Ohio, and followed the Indians going back to the 1970's, and the team played in old Cleveland Municipal Stadium, when the stars were players like Ray Fosse and Gaylord Perry.

Terry and Pam worked at some of the venues on display prior to the All-Star Game, including a look back at the Women's professional and Negro Leagues of the past.

They saw several baseball greats of the past, including former Indians Charles Nagy and Carlos Baerga.