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RoboCop throws 1st pitch at Detroit Tigers game

June 4, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Everybody’s favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg made an appearance at a Detroit Tigers game.

RoboCop threw out the first pitch at Comerica Park on Tuesday before the Tigers went on to lose to the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. An announcement said RoboCop’s motorcycle was on display at the stadium and the first 10,000 fans were getting a RoboCop cheer card.

It was part of “RoboCop Day” in honor of the DVD release of this year’s “RoboCop” remake.

An announcement was to be made on Tuesday about a RoboCop statue that’s expected to be installed in Detroit this year, but that event and a police meet-and-greet were cancelled.

A movement for the statue started in 2011 after a social networking campaign.

The 1980s science fiction movie was set in a futuristic and crime-ridden Detroit.

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