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Jim Kelly invited to throw first pitch at minor-league 'Runner-Up Night'

The recognition and accolades for the early '90s Bills continue to roll in. Sort of.

Last month on ESPN, a "30 for 30" documentary served as a poignant love letter to the Bills, their fans and Buffalo.

Now, a minor-league baseball club in Texas aiming to "honor" second-place finishers has invited Jim Kelly, Andre Reed and Marv Levy to be part of its "Runner-Up Night" promotion at a game this April.

The promotion, imagined by the Frisco RoughRiders, comes on the heels of Steve Harvey's gaffe at the Miss Universe pageant, when he mistakenly announced runner-up Miss Colombia as the winner. The error was eventually realized and the title awarded to Miss Philippines.

Harvey has been invited to serve as the on-field host for the evening and Miss Colombia has been asked to throw out the first pitch. The RoughRiders also hope Kelly will attend and throw out a first pitch to Reed, according to Nathan Barnett, the team's manager of broadcasting and media development.

"We are still in the process of reaching out to everyone," Barnett said.

Frisco is located about 30 miles north of Dallas. The RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

The promotion is scheduled for April 26, which is the second game of the RoughRiders' second homestand of the season.

"In a world in which everyone competes to be first, we have decided to honor how special a second-place finish can be," RoughRiders Executive Vice President and General Manager Jason Dambach said in a news release. "It's something to be proud of and celebrated."

Along with recognizing the likes of Kelly, Reed and Levy, other promotions planned for the evening include an upgrade to the second-best seat in the house and free entry for anyone who has proof of a second-place finish in a beauty pageant. Barnett also said the night will "likely have some sort of video homage at the very least."

H/t Baseball America

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