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Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Slama throws his first major league pitch as he made his debut against the Cleveland Indians last Wednesday. AP Photo/Jim Mone

Twins' Slama related to North Dakota polka band leader

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Folks in Milton, N.D., knew all about Anthony Slama. He was a farmer who - because he played a bugle in the Army - developed a fascination for music and formed polka bands, Fourth of July bands, high school bands and even bands that marched down the muddy streets of Milton.

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That was back in the 1920s.

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