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The New York-Penn League season may be over, but there was a great baseball story in Coney Island on Sunday at Keyspan Park. Army major, and Bensonhurst native, Doug LeVien Jr. organized a baseball game between Xavier High School alumni against current players from Xavier's baseball team. The reason for the game? A celebration of LeVien's safe return from Iraq. LeVien retuned home from Iraq on September 11th and earned a Bronze Star for his work in Iraq as an Army logistics officer where he helped plan air drops of supplies as an alternative to the dangerous roads in the region.

When asked about the game, LeVien told the Daily News, "It's a great way to have a homecoming. There's no better place to play baseball or be a baseball fan than right here in Brooklyn." LeVien's mother said that her son spent more than $5000 of his own money to rent the stadium and started organizing the game while he was still in Iraq.

In case you're wondering, the Xavier alums won the game, 7-4 and the 34 year-old LeVien was 3-5 with a double and an RBI. Not a bad game for his homecoming.