October 19, 2011
In this Sept. 22, 2011 file photo, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds chews tobacco during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting the World Series are urging the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera.
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U.S. senators and health officials are taking on a baseball tradition older than the World Series itself: chewing tobacco on the diamond.