World Series ball raises $30K for Kansas batboy's memorial

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Posted: Sep 21, 2015 1:25 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 during a game.

Kaiser Carlile died on Aug. 2, a day after he was hit in the head by a Liberal Bee Jays player's swing near the on-deck circle. The accident happened 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.

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

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