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Start spreading the news: Wear a fedora for Sinatra’s 100th birthday, get free meatballs.

To the celebrations pegged to what would have been Francis Albert Sinatra’s centennial, add a saucy one from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.

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On Dec. 12, the casual restaurants, including those in Bohemia, Carle Place, Commack, Great Neck, Wantagh and Woodbury, will give customers who don the singer’s trademark hat a free, small order of meatballs, or two per fedora. Only Sinatra songs will be played on Saturday in the 51 pizzeria restaurants across the country. And fans may enter a drawing to win an iPod preloaded with 100 of the singer’s greatest hits.

Luck be a lady that night. In fact, night and day, if not into the wee small hours,

The local branches of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza are at 4180 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Bohemia, 631-647-2625; 137 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-877-7750; 6401 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-858-2625; 420 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, 516-482-0400; 3430 Sunrise Hwy., Wantagh, 516-679-2625; and 8063 Jericho Tpke., 516-367-2625.

Sinatra, who checked out at 82, advised “Cock your hat — angles are attitudes.”

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And: “You only live once, but if you play your cards right, once is enough.”

So order the large pie.