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Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel threw out the ceremo

October 20, 1986

NEW YORK (AP) _ Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel threw out the ceremonial first ball Sunday night for the second game of the World Series between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox.

Wiesel, of New York, threw a right-handed strike to Mets catch Gary Carter and then watched the first inning of the game in baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth’s box before leaving.

Wiesel, 58, an author, recently won the Peace Prize for his work on human rights issues. A survivor of German concentration camps in World War II, he has written and spoken extensively about the Holocaust.

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