Tuba Man to be honored at Mariners opener

Tuba Man to be honored at Mariners opener

Credit: KING

Edward McMichael, the "Tuba Man."

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by By Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 21 at 11:25 AM

SEATTLE -- Six tuba players will perform during the seventh-inning stretch of the Mariners home opener Tuesday in memory of Ed "Tuba Man" McMichael.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports they practiced "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Thursday wearing baseball jerseys with "Tuba Man" and the number 1 on the back.

McMichael is remembered for playing his tuba outside Seattle events and greeting fans.

He was fatally beaten during a street robbery near the Seattle Center and died in November.

Last week three teens pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the killing.

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