Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy throws first pitch at Cleveland Indians game

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CLEVELAND, Ohio– The Cleveland Indians welcomed a champion to Progressive Field on Sunday.

University of Akron Zip Clayton Murphy threw the first pitch as the Indians took on the Miami Marlins.

The team tweeted out a photo of Clayton, who is holding the bronze medal he won in the 800m in last month’s Olympics in Rio. The New Paris, Ohio, native set a personal best of 1:42.93 for bronze.

“Proud to host Akron’s , the bronze medalist in the 800m in Rio, for today’s first pitch!”

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