Andre Ethier

Andre Ethier (/ˈiːθiər/; born April 10, 1982) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006 to 2017 and is second all-time in post-season appearances as a Dodger with 51.

Drafted in the second round (62nd pick overall) of the 2003 MLB draft, Ethier played in the major leagues from 2006 through 2017, all for the Dodgers. Career highlights include All-Star selections in 2010 and 2011, a Silver Slugger Award in 2009, and a Gold Glove Award in 2011. Primarily a right fielder throughout his career, Ethier also filled in at left field and center field for the Dodgers. Due to leg and back injuries, he had only 58 at bats in the 2016 and 2017 regular seasons, combined.

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Ethier with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Born: April 10, 1982 (age 37)
Phoenix, Arizona
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 2, 2006, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2017, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average.285
Home runs162
Runs batted in687
Career highlights and awards

Early life

Family background

Andre Ethier was born on April 10, 1982 in Phoenix. He is one of seven children born to Byron Ethier and Priscilla Ethier. He has three brothers – Adam, Devon and Steven, and three sisters – Catherine, Belinda and Shaye. His father Byron comes from a mixed background of French Canadian and Cherokee cultures and his mother Priscilla is Mexican American.

His grandfather, Pierre "Pete" Ethier, played professional minor league baseball, reaching as high as the AAA level.[1] Andre Ethier's father, Byron Ethier, was also a baseball player and was coached under legend Gary Ward at Yavapai JC; he went as far as winning a JC national title while playing there.[2] One of his three brothers, Devon, also played baseball at Gateway Community College and was drafted by the Dodgers in the 32nd round of the 2010 MLB draft.[3]

Amateur career

Junior college career

Ethier transferred to Chandler-Gilbert Community College after playing with Arizona State University in the fall of 2000. The coaching staff at ASU told him that they thought he did not have Division I talent, and that he would do better to play junior college ball. At CGCC, Ethier batted .468 and accumulated 94 hits, 32 of which were doubles. He was named team MVP.[2] During the summer of 2001, he played with the Keene Swamp Bats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. In 2010, Ethier was inducted into the NECBL Hall of Fame.

Arizona State

Ethier re-enrolled at ASU in the fall of 2001 and played there until the end of his junior year in 2003 with an ASU career batting average of .371, 113 runs, 27 doubles, 7 triples, 14 home runs and 118 runs batted in. His collegiate career ended in the midst of a 23-game hitting streak. He was a two-time Pacific-10 Conference All-Star in 2002–03.

While at ASU he was a teammate and good friends with Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler.

Rochester Honkers

During the summer of 2002, Ethier played with the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League, a summer collegiate baseball leagues. Ethier led the team with 34 RBIs and won a Silver Glove for his play in right field.

Professional career

MLB draft and minor leagues

Ethier was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 37th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Opting to attend ASU instead, he was drafted in the second round of the 2003 amateur draft, again by the Oakland Athletics. He signed with the Athletics on July 1, 2003.

Oakland assigned him to the Single-A Vancouver Canadians and later to the Kane County Cougars for the 2003 season. His minor-league career continued in 2004 with the Modesto Athletics, where he hit .313, and in 2005 with the Midland RockHounds Double-A team, where he hit .319 with 18 homers and was selected as the Texas League Most Valuable Player, Oakland Athletics Minor League Player of the Year, Texas League All-Star Outfielder and Texas League All-Star Game MVP. He also played four games in 2005 with the Sacramento River Cats Triple-A team. [1]

On December 13, 2005, Ethier was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Milton Bradley and Antonio Perez.[4]

Los Angeles Dodgers

2006 season

Ethier hit a double and drew a walk in his Major League Baseball debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 2, 2006, against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his home state of Arizona and hit his first home run the next night against Dewon Brazelton of the San Diego Padres.

Ethier in 2008

On May 19, Ethier had a breakout game, going 5-for-5 with four runs scored as he raised his batting average from .222 to .317. He remained hot throughout the summer and was named National League Player of the Week for the week ending July 9. Ethier's average peaked at .354 before a late slump dropped it to .308 at season's end.[5] An early front-runner for the National League Rookie of the Year Award, he finished fifth in voting.[6]

2007 season

Ethier entered the 2007 season expecting to split time with Matt Kemp, and Luis Gonzalez in the outfield, but Ethier got a lot of playing time early due to an injury to Kemp. Although he began the season fairly slow, hitting for a .250 average in April, over the course of the first three months to the season he managed to gradually raise his average.[7] Overall, Ethier played in 153 games while batting .284, with 13 home runs, and 64 RBIs.[8]

2008 season

Ethier beat out Juan Pierre to become the Dodgers starting left fielder for the start of the 2008 season.[9] When the Dodgers acquired outfielder Manny Ramirez, he moved to his more natural position of right field, with Kemp playing center field. In the regular season, Ethier played in 141 games, had 525 at bats, scored 90 runs, had 160 hits, hit an average .305 batting average with 20 homers and 77 RBIs.[8]

2009 season

In 2009, Ethier hit .272 with a career-best 31 home runs and 106 RBI. For this performance, Ethier won a Silver Slugger Award and finished 6th in National League MVP voting.[10] Ethier was a key contributor for the Dodgers that season, with six walk off hits (including four walk off home runs), the most by any player in the Major Leagues since 1974.[11] His four walk-off home runs tied the Major League record for most in a season.[12] On June 26, 2009, Ethier hit three home runs in a game against the Seattle Mariners, driving in a career-high six runs.[13]

2010 season

Ethier got off to a strong start to the 2010 season, leading the National League in home runs, RBIs, and batting average, but broke his pinky finger on his right hand during batting practice on May 15, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list three days later.[14] On July 4, Ethier was selected to start on the National League All Star team, with more than 2.7 million votes. He slumped down the stretch, finishing with a .292 batting average, 23 home runs, and 82 RBIs in 139 games.[8]

2011 season

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Ethier in 2011

Ethier set a new MLB record for April on April 26 against the Florida Marlins with a 23-game hitting streak, breaking the old record set by Joe Torre.[15] On April 30 Ethier extended his streak to 27 games, moving past two former Dodgers to stand in second place in the franchise's history of hitting streaks and tie the Dodgers record for the most hits in April.[16] The streak eventually reached 30 games, second-most in Dodger franchise history, before it ended on May 7 against the New York Mets. Ethier was a Final Vote candidate for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but finished second to Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies. However, Victorino was injured and unable to participate so Ethier was selected to replace him on the All-Star roster.[17]

Ethier became the subject of some controversy in the second half of the season. Los Angeles Times columnist TJ Simers wrote an article that quoted Ethier as saying his production was down in 2011 because of a knee injury that he had been battling all season, and implying that the Dodgers were forcing him to play despite his injury.[18] Manager Don Mattingly said he was "blindsided" by the story, and responded that he would never make a player play hurt.[19] After a meeting with Mattingly and GM Ned Colletti, Ethier backed off on his comments and said it was his choice to play hurt.[20]

After the September 7 game, Ethier decided to shut down for the season in order to consult doctors on the problems with his knee, with the hope of getting healthy in time for spring training.[21] Ethier appeared in 135 games with the Dodgers in 2011, hitting .291 with 11 home runs and 62 RBIs.[8]

Ethier won a Gold Glove Award on November 1, 2011. Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp also won Gold Gloves, giving the Dodgers three Gold Glove winners in one year for the first time in franchise history.[22]

2012 season

On June 12, Ethier signed a five-year contract extension with the Dodgers. The deal was for $85 million through 2017 with a $17.5 million vesting option for 2018.[23]

On August 25, Ethier got his tenth straight base hit, breaking the L.A. Dodger record set by Ron Cey in 1977 and tying the franchise record set by Ed Konetchy in 1919.[24] On September 4 against the San Diego Padres, Ethier collected his 1,000th career hit on a solo homer in the 2nd inning.[25]

He played in 149 games in 2012, hitting .284 with 20 homers and 89 RBI.[8]

2013 season

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Ethier at a 2013 spring training game against the Seattle Mariners in Peoria, Arizona.

After being a corner outfielder for his entire career, Ethier was moved to center field for the first time in the Majors in 2013 because of injuries to Matt Kemp.[26] On September 2, Ethier became the first player in Dodger history to record seven seasons with 30 or more doubles.[27] His season though took a quick step back after getting injured. Beginning September 13, Ethier wore a walking boot for a sore foot that caused him to miss several games at the end of the season and limited him in the playoffs.[28] For the entire season he played 142 games and hit .272 with 12 homers, 33 doubles, and 52 RBIs.[8]

2014 season

In late May, Ethier was once again moved to center field, becoming the starting center fielder for the Dodgers due to Kemp's defensive struggles. However, with Yasiel Puig moving to center field and Kemp's resurgence in right field, Ethier became a reserve for most of the second half of the season.

General Manager Ned Colletti said he believed Ethier could become a needed late-inning power bat. His teammates praised him throughout the season for accepting his role and not creating problems, despite his rich contract.[29] The LA Times mentioned that Ethier was able to remain completely professional over the entire situation, unlike some past Dodger players who would publicly complain about getting less time on the field and possibly losing their positions. Ethier continued to show up for the pre-game autographs and photos, continuing to remain normal and popular among his fans.[29]

Ethier played only 130 games, the fewest in his career since his rookie season, hitting .249/.322/.370 with 4 home runs and 42 RBIs, mostly in pinch-hit scenarios.[30]

2015 season

Due to early-season injuries to outfielders Puig and Carl Crawford, Ethier established himself as a near-everyday player in the first half of the season. On August 2, he hit two go-ahead home runs against the Angels, including a walk-off home run in the 10th inning, to earn the Dodgers their first three-game sweep over their city rivals since 2006. It was the seventh walk-off home run, and 14th walk-off hit, of Ethier's career, which placed him 2nd all-time in franchise history behind only the 16 by Dusty Baker. He played in 142 games and hit .294 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI.[8]

2016 season

During spring training, Ethier suffered a fractured right tibia after fouling a ball off his shin in a game. The injury did not require surgery but he would be out for 10–14 weeks.[31] The injury was more severe than expected and he did not rejoin the Dodgers roster until September 10.[32] He only appeared in 16 games, primarily as a pinch hitter, down the stretch, with five hits in 24 at-bats including one home run, batting .208/.269/.375.[33] He had six at-bats as a pinch hitter for the Dodgers in the playoffs with two hits, one of which was a home run.[8]

2017 season

For the second straight year, Ethier was injured during spring training. This time he came down with a herniated disc in his back and again began the season on the disabled list.[34] He did not rejoin the Dodgers active roster until September 1.[35] In 34 at bats, he batted .235/.316/.441. Ethier was used as a pinch hitter primarily in the playoffs. In Game 6 of the 2017 World Series, he appeared in his 50th career post-season game, a new Dodgers franchise record.[36] After the season, the Dodgers declined their 2018 option on Ethier, making him a free agent for the first time in his career.[37]

On November 26, 2017, Ethier announced he would retire. Hours later, he refuted the original announcement, and remained unsigned. On July 25, 2018, Ethier officially announced his retirement and the Dodgers announced that he would have a retirement ceremony on August 3 prior to the game against the Houston Astros.[38]

Marriage and personal life

While attending Arizona State University (ASU), Andre met Maggie Germaine, a former ASU gymnast. She set school records while at ASU with a total of nine perfect 10.0 scores. The couple married in 2006 and have 3 sons and 1 daughter. On October 17-18 2014, Andre and his wife were honored as the first husband-wife inductees in the Arizona State Sports Hall of Fame.[39]

Ethier and his family live in The Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. He is Catholic and attends Mass regularly. He is a fan of Korean food. Maggie is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and takes the kids to church. [40]

See also


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2009 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers season saw the team defend their National League West title while earning the best record in the National League, and marked the 50th anniversary of their 1959 World Series Championship. The Dodgers reached the National League Championship Series for the second straight season only to once more fall short in five games against the Philadelphia Phillies.

2009 National League Championship Series

The 2009 National League Championship Series (NLCS) was a best-of-seven baseball game series pitting the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Philadelphia Phillies for the National League Championship and the right to represent the National League in the 2009 World Series. The Phillies defeated the Dodgers four games to one. Los Angeles, whose NL-best 95–67 record topped Philadelphia's 93–69 record, retained home-field advantage. The series, the 40th in league history, began on October 15 and finished on October 21. TBS carried the championship on television.

The Phillies won the series, four games to one, advancing to the World Series for the second consecutive year. They were, however, defeated by the New York Yankees, 4–2.

This was the second consecutive NLCS between the Dodgers and Phillies and the fifth overall. The first two meetings were won by the Dodgers in 1977 and 1978, and the third by the Phillies in 1983; none of the three resulted in a World Series Championship by either team. The Phillies defeated the Dodgers in five games in 2008 en route to their 2008 World Series title. This match-up is the most frequent in the history of the NLCS (as of 2009) tied with the Pirates vs Reds.

In 2009, the Dodgers won the regular season series, four games to three, outscoring the Phillies 26–25.

The Phillies would go on to lose to the New York Yankees in the World Series in six games.

2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 81st midseason exhibition between the All-Stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 13, 2010, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the home of the American League Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and was telecast by Fox Sports in the US, with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver in the broadcast booth. Fox also teamed with DirecTV to produce a separate 3D broadcast, the first ever for a network Major League Baseball game. Kenny Albert and Mark Grace called the 3D telecast. ESPN Radio also broadcast the game, with Jon Sciambi and Dave Campbell announcing. The National League won the game 3–1, ending a 13-game winless streak.This was the third All-Star Game hosted by the city of Anaheim, California, which previously hosted the game in 1967 and 1989. From 2003-16, the winning team earned home field advantage for the World Series. This was the first All Star Game the National League won since 1996, giving the NL said advantage in the World Series for the first time since 2001 – ironically, the winning pitcher, Washington Nationals closer Matt Capps, would go on to participate in the American League playoffs after his trade to the Minnesota Twins just a couple of weeks following the Midsummer Classic.

A short memorial honoring George Steinbrenner, the owner of the New York Yankees who died early that morning, was held prior to the game.

2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 82nd in-season exhibition game between the All-Stars of the National League (NL) and the American League (AL); the leagues composing Major League Baseball. The event was held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, home of the National League Arizona Diamondbacks. The game ended in a 5–1 win for the National League, their second straight All-Star victory. It was the first MLB All-Star Game to be held in Arizona and the first in a National League Park to have a designated hitter.

With a combination of injuries and rule enforcements, a record 84 players were named to the All-Star rosters. This broke the record of 82 players that were on rosters for the 2010 game.

2012 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 123rd for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 55th season in Los Angeles. The Dodgers celebrated the Golden Anniversary of Dodger Stadium, their home since 1962. It was a transitional year as the sale of the team from Frank McCourt to Guggenheim Baseball Management was not finalized until May 1. The new ownership group put their stamp on the team quickly by making a number of big trades and putting more money into the team than McCourt did. After a fast start, the team faded down the stretch and finished eight games behind the World Series Champion Giants.

Andre Ethier (musician)

André Ethier is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter and visual artist, who was formerly associated with the indie rock band The Deadly Snakes. He has also released three solo albums.He attended Etobicoke School of the Arts for Visual Arts and received a BFA from Concordia University in 2001.

On June 10, 2007, Ethier sang the Canadian national anthem in Los Angeles where the Dodgers were hosting his hometown Toronto Blue Jays. He got the gig because he shares his name with Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier.

Antonio Pérez (baseball)

Antonio Miguel Pérez (born January 26, 1980) is a retired Major League Baseball player. In 2005, he led the Los Angeles Dodgers with eleven stolen bases. Pérez signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals for the 2008 season, but was released during spring training. In March 2009, he signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.

While a minor leaguer, Pérez was involved in two major trades. He went from the Cincinnati Reds to the Seattle Mariners in the Ken Griffey, Jr. trade in 2000, and was later sent to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Randy Winn. Also, in 2005, he was sent to the Oakland A's for Andre Ethier.

Arizona State Sun Devils baseball

The Arizona State Sun Devils baseball program at the Arizona State University (ASU) is part of the Pac-12 Conference. Since it became a member of the Pac-12, it had the highest winning percentage, at .681, of all schools that participate in Division I baseball within the conference. ASU's NCAA leading 54 consecutive 30 win seasons was the longest streak in the nation. The Sun Devils' only losing seasons occurred in 1963, 2017,& 2018 The Sun Devils had been nationally ranked during at least a part of every season of their 58-year history until 2017. The Sun Devils have finished 27 times in the Top 10, 22 times in the Top 5, and 5 times as the No. 1 team in the nation.ASU is one of the most successful college baseball programs in the country. The Sun Devils have won five national championships, the fourth-most by any school, and are 1st in total number of alumni to ever play in Major League Baseball. Notable Sun Devil baseball alumni include Barry Bonds, Reggie Jackson, Dustin Pedroia, Andre Ethier, Bob Horner, Paul Lo Duca, and Rick Monday.

Blue Fog Recordings

Blue Fog Recordings is a Canadian independent record label. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the label is owned and operated by musician Rick White and Brian Taylor of the Toronto record store Rotate This.The label is distributed by Sonic Unyon, and has released material by White, One Hundred Dollars, Andre Ethier, Castlemusic, Eiyn Sof, Elevator, Frederick Squire, Ghost Story, Nordic Nomadic, Rammer, The Unintended and Wyrd Visions, as well as a compilation album of early hardcore punk bands from Toronto.

On May 14, 2010, all of the bands who were signed to Blue Fog at that time performed at Blue Fog Revue, a multiartist concert at Toronto's Lee's Palace.

California Dreamin' (All the Cleves Are Brown)

"California Dreamin' (All the Cleves Are Brown)" is the fifteenth episode of the fourth season of the animated comedy series The Cleveland Show. The episode aired on March 17, 2013 on Fox in the United States. In this episode, Cleveland and his family pack their bags and move to Los Angeles, California to get new lives after Donna pulls some strings so he can pursue his dream of becoming a Major League Baseball scout for the L.A. Dodgers. Donna launches a career as a children's entertainer and the kids soon settle into the LA lifestyle, but Cleveland finds a new job isn't all it's cracked up to be. When he befriends struggling actress Gina, she helps him to realize that Hollywood isn't that glamorous as it seems.

The episode was written by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein and directed by Oreste Canestrelli. It was viewed by approximately 4.0 million viewers in its original airing. The episode features guest performances by Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, David Ortiz, Krysten Ritter, Jimmy Rollins and Joey Votto, along with several recurring guest voice actors and actresses for the series.

List of Los Angeles Dodgers seasons

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the second most successful franchise in the National League and the third-most successful and second-most wealthy in Major League Baseball after the New York Yankees. The franchise was formerly based in Brooklyn and known originally as the "Grays" or "Trolley Dodgers" after the trams which supporters had to avoid to enter games. Later it became known successively as the "Bridegrooms", "Superbas", "Dodgers" and "Robins"; the present "Dodgers" was firmly established in 1932.

The franchise has won the World Series six times and lost a further 13, and like the Yankees and Cardinals have never lost 100 games in a season since World War I, with their worst record since then being in 1992 with 63 wins and their best records ever being in 1953 with 105 wins and both 1942 and 2017 with 104. Their most successful period, between 1947 and 1966 with ten World Series appearances and only two seasons with 71 or more losses (one of them the year they moved to Los Angeles after a dispute over stadium funding), was famous for the Dodgers becoming the first Major League Baseball team to incorporate African American players, led by Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.

On Blue Fog

On Blue Fog is an album released by singer-songwriter Andre Ethier. The album was recorded in Toronto and released in 2007.


Porcella is an album by Canadian indie rock band The Deadly Snakes, released in 2005 on In the Red Records and licensed for Canadian distribution by Paper Bag Records.

The album's single "Gore Veil" was named one of the ten best Canadian songs of 2005 by CBC Radio 3. The album was also subsequently shortlisted for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize. It was, however, the band's final album.

In interviews around the time of the band's breakup in 2006, keyboardist Max "Age of Danger" McCabe-Lokos described Porcella's creative process as a difficult one, marked by creative tension between him and bandleader André Ethier. Ethier had released a solo album in 2004, and McCabe-Lokos admitted that his own response to that was to assert greater creative control over Porcella than he had on past Snakes albums, taking on both production and mixing duties.

Rochester Honkers

The Rochester Honkers are an amateur baseball team in the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. Their home games are played at Mayo Field in Rochester, Minnesota. They have won the Northwoods League championship five times, most recently in 2009.

Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers was a Honker in 2002. In 2010, 22 of their players were drafted by organizations affiliated with Major League Baseball.


Secondathallam is the second solo album by Canadian singer-songwriter Andre Ethier, released in August 2006 on Paper Bag Records within North America.

St. Cloud Rox (collegiate summer baseball)

The St. Cloud Rox are a baseball team that play in the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. Their home games are played at the Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud, Minnesota. As of June 26, 2018, 198 former Northwoods League players have gone on to play Major League Baseball. Most notable: Curtis Granderson, Andre Ethier, Jordan Zimmerman, Chris Sale, Max Scherzer, Juan Pierre, Jeff Weaver & Pat Neshek.

The Deadly Snakes

The Deadly Snakes were a Canadian indie rock band influenced by garage rock, folk rock, and early R&B.

Tres Delinquentes

"Tres Delinquentes" is a song by American hip hop group Delinquent Habits from their debut studio album Delinquent Habits. It was written by Ivan "Ives Irie" Martin, David "Kemo The Blaxican" Thomas, Alejandro "O.G. Style" Martinez and Solomon "Sol Lake" Lachoff, with production helmed by O.G. Style. It was recorded at PMP Studio in Hollywood, California, and released through RCA Records on April 7, 1996 as a lead single from the album. It samples the jazz song "The Lonely Bull", performed by Herb Alpert. Reaching a peak position of number 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100, the single remained on the chart for a total of twenty weeks. There is English and Spanish versions of the song.

"Tres Delinquentes" was featured in the South Korean horror-comedy The Quiet Family (1998) and the film Havoc (2005). Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has frequently used "Tres Delinquentes" as his walk-up music when he bats at Dodger Stadium.


Éthier is a surname, and may refer to:

Andre Ethier (born 1982), baseball player

Andre Ethier (musician)

Denis Éthier (1926-2017), Quebec, Canada, politician

Joseph Arthur Calixte Éthier (1868–1936), Quebec, Canada, politician

Michèle Lamquin-Éthier (born 1946), Quebec, Canada, politician

Viateur Éthier (1915–1976), Ontario businessman and politician


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