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But is Ole Missy’s shortstop, Grae Kessinger, related to Forrest City’s Donnie Kessinger?

I heard him referred to as a “legacy player” so I assumed so

Grandson. They showed Don in the stands (perhaps a suite) watching during today’s first game.

I figured he had to be. I used to get in arguments with a co-worker from Mississippi. He loved to gig me that Arkansas’ best football player ever was from Mississippi (Lance Alworth). My regular comeback was that Ole Miss’s best basketball player AND baseball player was from Arkansas (Donnie Kessinger). Of course, this was 40 years ago; a lot has happened at both Arkansas and Ole Miss since then to make that argument outdated…

Alworth would still be in the discussion. And Kessinger probably would still be in the mix at OM, at least for baseball.