By CBS3 Staff

MARLTON, N.J. (CBS) — Ten-year-old Toby Mizrachi got quite the surprise Thursday night when the Philadelphia Phillies teamed up with his Marlton community for a pep rally parade. The event comes after the young ballplayer was recently diagnosed with cancer.

The celebration’s slogan – ‘Go To Bat For Toby’ – rang true for everyone who showed up, including the Phillie Phanatic.

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The more than 80 car parade was led by former Phillie Mickey Morandini, people honking and cheering as they drove past Toby’s house.

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Toby is currently in his second week of chemotherapy.