Cooper Friend, 13, and his “Papa D” (Dana Crisp) pose with their first home run baseballs after Cooper hit his out of the Bakersfield ball park Tuesday, May 29. Dana hit his first home run in the summer of 1976 when he was 16 while playing for the Mountain Home, Arkansas, American Legion team at a game in Huntsville, Arkansas. “It’s something you never forget,” he said. Cooper, who plays for the Royals team, is the son of Davin and Kasey Friend of Gainesville.

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