Riley Meester, with cerebral palsy and autism, rocks Nathional Anthem at Target Field

Riley Meester on the jumbotron.
Riley Meester on the jumbotron.

Most Americans don't even know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner, and once they open their mouths to try and span its octave and a half of perilous notes, they're stymied. [See Aguilera, Christina.]

But it's not a problem for Riley Meester, a 14-year-old kid from Ellsworth with cerebral palsy and autism, who sang the National Anthem on Sunday to open the Twins-Padres match at Target Field. He nailed it, right through the high notes for "land of the free."

Awesome job, Riley.

On top of that, the Twins beat the Padres 5-4 for their seventh straight win.

Here's video from behind the dugout:

And here's video from the jumbotron:

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