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LA Times Today: Column One: How baseball saved an Iran hostage
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LA Times Today: Column One: How baseball saved an Iran hostage

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In 1981, Barry Rosen was one of 52 American hostages released after being held captive for 444 days in Iran.

Following their release, former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn gave each former hostage a golden ticket—a lifetime pass allowing them and a guest to attend any regular season MLB baseball game.

Now 77, Barry shared how baseball helped save his life.