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A profile of Chuck Wepner, the original inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa character, and how the glory of Rocky eluded Wepner as he took several strange turns in an effort to stay in the spotlight.

On October 30, 2001, President George W. Bush stepped to the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series, just six weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That night the first pitch meant more than just "play ball."

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The Real Rocky

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Jeff Feuerzeig

ESPN Films

Ben Freer

The First Pitch

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Angus Wall

ESPN Films

Jeff Payne