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Sadaharu Oh throws first pitch at WBC

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

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At its best, the World Baseball Classic is a celebration of baseball as it has been played around the world. It was cool, then, to see Japanese home run legend Sadaharu Oh deliver one of the first pitches before Sunday's WBC semifinal between Japan and Puerto Rico. The 72-year-old Oh wore a bright yellow glove and basked in the cheers of a pro-Japan crowd at AT&T Park before delivering his throw.

Oh became a worldwide legend after hitting 868 home runs over his 21-year career withthe Yomiuri Giants. He also served as Japan's manager in the inaugural WBC in 2006 and led the country to its first of two straight titles.

Tatsunori Hara, the manager of 2009's title team, also threw out a first pitch before the game.

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