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Wounded Military, First Responders Play Ball

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Those wounded on the field of battle took to a different kind of field Saturday.

The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball team played its first ever games here in the city.

They took over Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge as they battled both the Bay Ridge All-Stars and a team made up of New York City first responders and U.S. Army recruits.

Those we spoke with say they love the competition.

"I played ball after I lost my leg with the All Marine Team and I've been doing this my whole life, and I would miss it if I couldn't come out here," said retired U.S. Marine Tom Carlo.

"They are fabulous. Fabulous sofball players. And these are folks that have all been hurt defending our great country," said New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

The Wounded Warriors' softball team raises awareness of the sacrifices and resilience of the members of the U.S. military.

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