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Former Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch will throw out the first ceremonial pitch at the Toledo Mud Hens game on May 14.

Batch played semi-locally in college at Eastern Michigan University and for many years as the starting QB of the Detroit Lions, 1998-2001.  He then played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2002-2012.

Batch is one of 23 current and former NFL players taking part in the first-ever NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp from May 13-16 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  The four-day program includes a field exercise at a Toledo Mud Hens home game.

Fans can purchase their tickets at the Fifth Third Field box office, by phone at 419-725-HENS (4367), or online at


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