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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Face Time: Child awarded baseball, bat

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  • Dawson Hedger, 4, of Marshfield, Mo. was the receiver of a foul ball at a Springfield Cardinals game held July 3. After the game, Hedger ran to the team's catcher Audry Perez, who hit the foul ball and also smacked a grand slam in the contest, for an autograph. Perez, who was recently named Texas League Player of the Week, signed Hedger's ball, but also gave little Dawson the bat he hit the grand slam with. To sum up the night's events, Dawson yelled to his family: "This is the best night of my whole life."
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