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MLB honors Newtown during Opening Day

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:23 a.m. CST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees held a tribute to the victims of the Newtown school shootings and honored first responders to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The names of the 20 children and six educators who died inside the Connecticut school Dec. 14 scrolled on the video board in center field at Yankee Stadium during a moment of silence before New York’s opener against Boston. The honor guard included members of Newtown police and firefighters.

Major League Baseball asked all of its teams to wear patches on their uniforms during openers to honor the dead and those affected by the shooting.

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