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Kineavy's dedication, personality inspire a team, community

Updated: May 1, 2009, 10:40 AM ET
By Ned Winner | Special to ESPNRISE.com

Two days after the Manasquan High (N.J.) baseball team dropped a 6-3 decision to Raritan (N.J.), coach Art Gordon gathered his team in the Big Blue Warriors' locker room.

"What happened?" asked Gordon, a dusty baseball lifer with a notoriously short fuse.

"We lost," the team replied in unison.

Gordon pressed.

"Why?"

"Because Frankie wasn't there."

The boys were pinning the defeat squarely on the slender shoulders of Frankie Kineavy, a wheelchair-bound, ...

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