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Pete Frates returns home from brief hospital stay

He had been admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital on Christmas Eve for treatment of pneumonia.

The seventh annual Plunge 4 Pete was held Saturday at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester.
The seventh annual Plunge 4 Pete was held Saturday at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester. –Nancy Frates / Courtesy photo

Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball player who has battled ALS for nearly seven years and has raised millions dollars to research the disease, was released from a Boston hospital on Saturday, his mother said.

Nancy Frates said her son had been admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital on Christmas Eve for treatment of pneumonia.

“We are very fortunate to have him home,’’ Nancy Frates said in a brief phone interview Saturday evening.

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