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Ohio man wins first pitch at a World Series game

3:58 PM, Oct 15, 2011   |    comments
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A central Ohio man will throw the first pitch in Game 2 of the World Series after winning an online contest.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Tim Wisecup won the honor after his video received the most votes in the PepsiMax Field of Dreams contest.

Wisecup and three other finalists posted videos online suggesting why he should win the contest. He beat out 2.5 million others to be selected as a finalist.

The 41-year-old chemist tells the newspaper that he had never won anything - "not even a scratch-off."

As part of his prize, Wisecup and 10 friends will also get the chance to face off against a "dream team" of former major-leaguers next spring in Columbus.

The Associated Press

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