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Arkansas Governor Throws First Pitch In MLB Game

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: U.S. Governors Association Executive Committee members (L-R) Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe talk to reporters after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House December 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan group of governors met with the president to discuss the 'fiscal cliff' and are now headed to Capitol Hill to meet with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 04: U.S. Governors Association Executive Committee members (L-R) Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe talk to reporters after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House December 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan group of governors met with the president to discuss the ‘fiscal cliff’ and are now headed to Capitol Hill to meet with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe threw out the first pitch in Tuesday’s matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers.

The governor was in Michigan to speak at the Michigan Leadership Forum hosted by Governing Magazine.

Beebe is a lifelong Tigers fan. Former Razorback Drew Smyly, now a pitcher for the Tigers, caught the governor’s pitch. Beebe also spent time before the game talking with Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter, who now plays for the Tigers.

The governor may have been good luck. Detroit beat Minnesota 6-1.

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