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Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins

Former Ravens center Matt Birk waves to fans before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles and Minnesota Twins played at Target Field on Saturday night.
Former Ravens center Matt Birk waves to fans before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles and Minnesota Twins played at Target Field on Saturday night. (Jesse Johnson, USA TODAY Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Ravens center Matt Birk, a Minnesota native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday night before the Orioles faced the Twins at Target Field.

Birk also took part in a pregame Pepsi home run contest.

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Birk came in second, hitting two softballs over the wall (from a center field plate). The Twins mascot, T.C., won.

Birk, 36, retired from football after helping the Ravens to the Super Bowl title this year.

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