Friday July 20th 2018

Kyle Hunlock’s heart still going strong

Last year the Herts Falcons Baseball Club lost player Kyle Hunlock in a tragic accident. Kyle was an organ donor and the club found out recently that his heart has been successfully transplanted to enable someone else to lead a very active and energetic life, including taking part in a 10K walk.

 

The club has kept in touch with Kyle’s family in America and they have informed us that Kyle’s heart has been successfully transplanted to Jack Hunt, a 60-year old Ohioan who lives just two hours from Kyle’s home. Jack Hunt not only recovered successfully after the operation, but had seen a transformation and was taking part in a 10K mini marathon walk in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 25 March 2007. Coincidentally, it is understood that, shortly before his death, Kyle was making plans to run in a 15K marathon himself.

 

Kyle died from a fall in a tragic industrial accident last June in Ohio, USA. He had played for the Hert Falcons Baseball Club in 2005 when he was over in England studying at the University of Hertfordshire. In his memory the club retired his number 36 jersey and, in September 2006, staged the first Kyle Hunlock Series between the two Falcons teams.

 

In March 2007, Kyle and Jack’s story attracted a great deal of interest from the US media around Jack’s mini marathon, including front page coverage in the local newspapers and TV news.

 

The Herts Falcons Baseball Club send their best wishes and support to Kyle’s family and Jack Hunt.

Our recruitment campaign ahead of the new season continues and in fact new youth (4 to 16) and adult players (14 and over) can join at any point during the year. The club welcomes boys and girls, men and women, from complete beginners to elite players. Click here for more details or contact us.