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Mark Grace to lead Fiesta Bowl Parade

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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 8:56 am | Updated: 7:34 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace will serve as the grand marshal for the 37th annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade.

Grace was an All-Star first baseman who played 13 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and then three seasons with the Diamondbacks. During the 2001 World Series, Grace hit a home run for the Diamondbacks in Game 5 and led the ninth-inning rally in Game 7 by hitting a single off New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera.

The Fiesta Bowl Parade will be 11 a.m. Dec. 29 in central Phoenix. Reserved seating is available by calling (480) 350-0911 or visiting

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