Sunday, June 02, 2002

Baseball 90210



By Neil Schmidt, nschmidt@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Ohio native, actor Luke Perry talks with Ken Griffey Jr. before the Reds baseball game against Atlanta.
(Brandi Stafford photo)
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        Luke Perry said he had a choice of ballparks in which to re-enact Lou Gehrig's famous farewell speech for Baseball's Project A.L.S. ceremonies Saturday. Having grown up in Fredericktown, Ohio, a small town about 50 miles north of Columbus, the actor picked Cincinnati.

        “Are you kidding? Growing up in Ohio in the '70s? I was a big Reds fan,” Perry said.

        Perry said he played the game growing up, including a couple of years at Fredericktown High.

        The Reds needed a volunteer to catch Perry's first pitch. Ken Griffey Jr., whom Perry said is an acquaintance from years past, volunteered.

        “You know us Hollywood types; we stick together,” Griffey said.

       



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