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The elephant strikes back

The Athletics celebrated Star Wars night on Friday at the Coliseum, right in Modesto native and Marin County resident George Lucas' backyard.

Chewbacca showed off his impressive arm while throwing out the first pitch to rookie pitcher A.J. Griffin, who also pretended to be part of the Star Wars clan before the game. Even A's mascot Stomper got into the act, waving his lightsaber before the game.

-- Alex Espinoza / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent

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