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Golfer threw batting practice Friday

Updated: August 30, 2003, 9:43 AM ET
Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Phil Mickelson made his pitch Friday to go from golf to minor league baseball.

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I know which sport is mine, but I just could not pass on this opportunity. "

-- Phil Mickelson

Mickelson threw batting practice to 18 members of the Toledo Mud Hens, most of them pitchers. He hopes to earn a chance to pitch in a real game for the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

Mickelson, a 21-time ...

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