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World Series Ball Raises 30K for Carlile’s Memorial

KSCB News - September 21, 2015 12:30 pm

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) – The sale of a 1962 autographed World Series baseball has raised $30,000 for a memorial statue honoring the 9-year-old Kansas batboy who died when he was accidentally hit by a bat.

Kaiser Carlile, batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays, died Aug. 2, a day after he was hit in the head by a player’s swing near the on-deck circle during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Wichita.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1OpLpbM ) reports that Randy Watson, whose 13-year-old brother Rudy died in 1966 after a foul ball struck his head at a baseball game, donated the ball to a silent auction because of the similarities between Kaiser and Rudy.

The autographed baseball from the 1962 New York Yankees will be displayed at the Seward Community College in Liberal.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

 

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