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  The four ceremonial "first pitch" honorees, from left,  are Jason Benetti, Mary Ann Savage, Cece Coffey and  Mike Nickolaou. (Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) 

Homewood Baseball and Softball (HBS) opened the 2017 season on Saturday, April 22, in the usual fashion, with a big, candy-filled parade and a ceremony to mark the event and honor several local heroes. 

  Chicago White Sox   announcer and former   Homewood resident   Jason Benetti introduces   the pitchers . . .

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