Prior to yesterday’s (4/6) baseball doubleheader sweep over visiting Hiram, Wittenberg University dedicated the outdoor batting cages at Carleton Davidson Stadium in memory of former player, friend and classmate, Keith Kavinsky ’89.
Kavinsky was a lettering member of the Wittenberg baseball team, proudly wearing the number 23 from 1986-1989. After Wittenberg, Keith went on to earn his law degree from Capital University Law School and co-founded the law firm Gallagher & Kavinsky. He married his loving wife Corrine in 1995 and shortly thereafter became a father to his two children, Katie and Drew. Keith fulfilled his life-long passion for sports by coaching his kids' various teams throughout the years.
In 2014, Keith lost his nearly four-year battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, leaving a huge void in the world and the hearts of all who knew & loved him. The dedication of the Keith Kavinsky ’89 Memorial Batting Cages was made possible thanks to the generous gifts in memory of Keith made by his family, friends and classmates.
“Wittenberg Baseball was honored to have the opportunity to memorialize Keith’s legacy as someone who embodied what it means to be a Wittenberg Tiger,” said head baseball coach Brian McGee. “We are grateful for the contributions he made to our program during his playing days, and now for a gift in his name from his teammates and classmates from the graduating class of 1989. We thank everyone who was involved in yesterday’s dedication ceremony.”
While many of Keith’s friends and classmates were present for the dedication ceremony, the day was made even more special with Keith’s family also a part of the dedication, including his wife, Corrine, daughter Katie and son Drew. In fact, Drew kicked off game one for the Tigers by firing in a strike with the ceremonial first pitch.
The entire Wittenberg Community would like to thank all of the family and friends that made it out to Springfield on April 6th to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Keith Kavinsky ’89.