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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Royals’ Alex Gordon wanted to honor a kid battling cancer. Then he hit a home run

As he touched the plate to conclude his home-run trot, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon tapped his right elbow. Hours earlier, he had scripted seven letters onto a yellow band and wrapped it around his arm.

CHARLIE.

Charlie is a teenager battling pediatric cancer. He had been in remission, but needed a brain operation on Friday, according to a team official. He is part of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.

On a night in which he wanted to remember Charlie as he played, Gordon offered the kid something he likely will not forget.

 

QLE Posted: April 13, 2019 at 07:02 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. akrasian Posted: April 16, 2019 at 01:44 AM (#5832322)
Good for Alex. And Charlie.
   2. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: April 16, 2019 at 08:43 AM (#5832331)
This is excellent. I want to snark but I can't.

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