This year's Opening Night ceremonies for Frankfort Baseball on Friday, April 27, at Main Park not only celebrated the beginning of the upcoming season, it also celebrated the memory of one of the league's players.
Patrick Mizwicki, a Lincoln-Way East High School freshman, was killed last year when a car struck him during a practice with the high school cross-country team. On Friday, Frankfort Eagle teammates of the late New Lenox teen unfurled a banner that will be on display at the park throughout the season. They also wore jerseys with the number 5 on the sleeve, which was Mizwicki's number when he played. That number also will be retired for the season for all teams in Frankfort Baseball.
Watch the video from the event to listen to coaches talk about the Mizwicki and see Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland throw out the league's ceremonial first pitch.
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- L-W East Freshman Struck and Killed During Cross-Country Practice
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- Leave Your Thoughts, Photos and Videos in Remembrance of the New Lenox Teen
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