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Baseball Teams Schedule Games to Coincide With Solar Eclipse

Minor league teams from Oregon to South Carolina have scheduled games Monday to coincide with the total eclipse as it streaks across the United States.

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    Pacific Coast League Nashville Sounds' Renato Nunez drops his bat as he watches his three-run home run against the International League in the fourth inning of the Minor League baseball AAA All-Star Game, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Tacoma, Wash.

    Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities are heading to ballparks to watch the solar eclipse as teams look to cash in with game-day viewing parties.

    Minor league teams from Oregon to South Carolina have scheduled games Monday to coincide with the total eclipse as it streaks across the United States.

    In Nebraska, the Lincoln Saltdogs will wear special eclipse jerseys and stop their game to watch the full eclipse at 1:02 p.m. The team says it has sold tickets to buyers from as far away as the United Kingdom and Germany.

    Other teams hosting events include the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Idaho Falls Chukars, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Nashville Sounds, Greenville Drive, Columbia Fireflies and Charleston RiverDogs.

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    No big league games are scheduled to coincide with the eclipse.