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Obama gets first pitch to home plate

Updated: July 15, 2009, 1:01 AM ET
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ST. LOUIS -- President Barack Obama was true to his word: He didn't bounce it.

Determined his ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game would reach the plate on the fly Tuesday night, Obama delivered -- barely. St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols helped him, moving up to scoop the low toss inches off the dirt.

"We did a little practicing in the Rose Garden," Obama said during a half-inning with the Fox broadcasters. "This is as much fun as I've had in quite some time."

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