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National League's Pete Rose, left, is hugged by his teammate Dick Dietz while American League's catcher Ray Fosse lies injured on the ground, after Rose crashed into him to score the game-winning run for the National League team, in the 1970 All-Star Game, in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 14, 1970. Fosse suffered a fractured shoulder in the collision. (AP Photo)
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National League's Pete Rose, left, is hugged by his teammate Dick Dietz while American League's catcher Ray Fosse lies injured on the ground, after Rose crashed into him to score the game-winning run for the National League team, in the 1970 All-Star Game, in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 14, 1970. Fosse suffered a fractured shoulder in the collision. (AP Photo)

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