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Aikman throws out first pitch

Updated: July 2, 2009, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Twenty-five years after drawing interest from the New York Mets coming out of high school, Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman is dabbling in baseball again.

This time it's as a part-owner of the San Diego Padres.

Wearing a Padres jersey with his familiar No. 8, the former Dallas Cowboys star threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros. He bounced it in the dirt just in front of right-hander Chris Young, a Dallas native.

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