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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

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October 16, 2014
I knew Kevin from the neighborhood, growing up at 38th and kedzie. Kevin's life mirrows my own life. I also attended Kelly high at the same time Kevin did. I played a lot of ball back then, sometimes against Kevin. Tremendous pitcher! I was considered a very good hitter back then, but I was no match for Kevin.struck me out 4 straight times. I also ran numbers for the local bookie, played many times at Burroughs, drank in the same bar on 35th and California. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I am truly sorry for his family, but I hope you find solace in his legacy. Sincely, John Holtz
March 17, 2013
Tommy - I was shocked to see Kevin had passed away. Over the years my family would try to follow what Kevin was doing. It was fun to see him make the big leagues and become an actor! I remember him pitching for the Foxes in Appleton, WI and your whole family would come and watch. Your family was so proud of him. He was a very nice guy and would do anything to help someone out. Please accept my late condolences. Hope all is well with you and your family.
December 21, 2012
Dawn and I considered Kevin Hickey our friend. I played on White Sox fantasy camp for three years with him, he and Jim Fregosi were our managers for the first year. Some great times in those fantasy camps with Kevin, having a laugh over a couple of beers. He pitched to me a few times in the last year, and I asked him to throw me a real fastball. And he did. I barely saw it, let alone hit it. He laughed and told me once "pitching batting practice is a great job for me, serving up meatballs to hitters!" That's typical Kevin. He was a neighborhood kid who ended up fulfilling a dream.

Dawn said a few days ago that Kevin was the most approachable person she knows in the White Sox organization, he had no pretense and was genuinely interested in what you had to say when you spoke to him. I couldn't agree more.

Meatballs, huh? Here is how some 3,000 hit club members did lifetime against Kevin Hickey:

- George Brett, 0 for 15
- Wade Boggs, 1 for 11
- Paul Molitor, 1 for 7
- Cal Ripken, Jr, 1 for 6
- Rod Carew, 1 for 5
- Carl Yastrzemski, 0 for 2

I liked Kevin, and I'll really miss seeing him at the ballpark and saying hi.
July 01, 2012
Karen, I didn't know Kevin yet I want you and your family to know that we are thinking of you. Don and Nancy Shepard
May 31, 2012
So sorry to hear about Kevin!! We went to HS together! Hope he finds a ball field in heaven!
May 23, 2012
My family was always so proud to watch a southside boy pitch for the sout'siders. Prayers to your family from ours.
The Nowak Family
May 23, 2012
May 22, 2012
Rest in peace Kevin. I have fond memories playing fast pitching off the wall at Burroughs playground with you while subbing for Cuzlik and Tomaso. I also remember Karen and her girlfriends singing "My Boyfriend's Back".
May 22, 2012
Dear Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I never had the opportunity to meet him personally and based on everything i am hearing he was a wonderful man. may God watch over you and give you strength and peace in this difficult time. Someone here on Earth has a special Angel watching over them right now. Sincerely, Joni Phillips (Dan N. aunt Joni)
May 22, 2012
My deepest sympathies to Kevin Hickey's family and friends. I was the president of his fan club back in the 80's White Sox days. He was very sweet, writing me back when I wrote a letter to him and he always would sit down with a stack of pictures to autograph for me to hand out to his fan club members. When I was in college and broke, he autographed pictures that I sold to fans so I could buy school supplies & books, or pay the bills at home since we were struggling. Kevin was more than a ball player to me back then...he was a wonderful man too, who probably didn't realize his autographed pictures helped keep a roof over the head of a struggling family and helped a girl through college. RIP Kevin.

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Thank you for the Memories! Kevin, you will be missed! Ricky Medel-Vitalo My Favorite Autograph! 1973 Kelly HS Baseball. Kevin if front row kneeling.

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