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'The Empire Strikes Back' Day at Dodger Stadium, Jose Lima's Last Game


Jose Lima, who was last seen at the game Friday evening, died May 23.; Credit: Christopher Victorio">Retired Dodgers pitcherRetired Dodgers pitcher, Jose Lima, who was last seen at the game Friday evening, died May 23.; Credit: Christopher Victorio

The Dodgers and Lucasfilm celebrated the 30th Anniversary of 'The Empire Strikes Back' on May 21 with the first 20,000 fans receiving a commemorative poster. Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and X-Wing pilots gave fans a small treat before the game, posing for photo in center field, while Chewbacca threw out the first pitch. The Dodgers beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 during the first inter-league game of the season. Subsequently, retired Dodgers pitcher, Jose Lima, who was last seen at the game Friday evening, died May 23.

LA Weekly