Kaylor Keck hangs it up

NEW CARLISLE - One of the longest careers in New Carlisle Newts history has come to an end. Kaylor Keck, an eight-year ORWBL veteran, has announced his retirement.

Keck, one of only three players to play all eight seasons with the same team, was a three-time ORWBL All-Star. He won the NL Cy Young Award during the Newts first run to the World Series in 2008.

A staple of the Newts rotation, Keck ranks in the top five in team history for all major pitching statistical categories. He also was a key contributor in the lineup, as his 142 home runs and 245 RBI are good enough for third all-time on the franchise lists.

Keck was a member of both World Series championship teams in 2013 and 2014. He also was a vital part of the Newts two City Championships in 2007 and 2008.

Off the field, he built and painted both the renovated Migley Field scoreboard and marquee.

The franchise plans to officially retire Keck's number 8 in a pregame ceremony when the Newts host the Bertrand Bombers on June 7 at Migley Field. His flag will join Marc Lindsey (2) and Matt Flagg (X) on the foul poles at the ballpark.

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