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Friday, 05 July 2013 16:54
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 PHOENIX (AP) - In a moving tribute before the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks-Colorado Rockies game, a firefighters' bagpipe band played ``Amazing Grace'' as photos flashed on the giant video screen of the 19 ``hotshot'' firefighters killed fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire northwest of Phoenix.
That was followed by a 19-second period of silence from the sellout crowd at Chase Field. Players from both teams wore ``Prescott Fire Dept.'' baseball caps during the game, with a large No. 19 behind home plate. During the weekend series, the Diamondbacks are wearing special black jerseys with a 19 patch.
The Diamondbacks have matched $100,000 in fans' donations and have pledged another $100,000 in matching funds.
Proceeds from Friday night's 50-50 raffle also go to charities aiding those affected by the fire and the deaths.
 

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