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Published April 13, 2010, 08:36 AM

First Target Field Homer

A teenager from Iowa caught the first home run ball at the Minnesota Twins' brand new ballpark.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A teenager from Iowa caught the first home

run ball at the Minnesota Twins' brand new ballpark.

A.J. Nitzchke of Lawton, Iowa, caught the ball that Jason Kubel

hit to right field in the seventh inning on Opening Day at Target

Field Monday afternoon.

Twins curator Clyde Doepner says the 13-year-old didn't give up

his home run ball without getting some guarantees.

A.J. got to meet his favorite Twins player, Joe Mauer, who

signed a jersey for him.

The teen's name and photo will be on permanent display at Target

Field, along with the historic home run ball.

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