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Mike Schmidt, George Brett back in Philly again for weird Phillies' home opener vs. Royals

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    Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, right, argues a call with umpire Mike Everitt, left, during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) (The Associated Press)

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    El jardinero central Jarrod Dyson de los Reales de Kansas City atrapa un elevado de Alejandro De Aza de los Medias Blancas el jueves 4 de abril de 2013. (AP Foto/Charles Rex Arbogast) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas City Royals' Chris Getz watches his RBI-single off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd, scoring Jeff Francoeur, during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (The Associated Press)

Last time Mike Schmidt and George Brett were together in a ballpark in Philadelphia, they were joined by 65,000 fans and riot police riding horses.

It was Game 6 of the 1980 World Series at old Veterans Stadium. Tug McGraw pumped a fastball past Willie Wilson, leaped off the mound and waited for Schmidt to run in from third base to jump in his arms and kick off a wild celebration.

The Phillies beat the Royals to secure their first world championship in their 106th season. Brett watched from the dugout.

On Friday, the two Hall of Famers will throw out the first pitch when the Phillies open their home schedule against Kansas City in a rare interleague matchup in April.

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