Reds fan Jeff Crews with terminal brain tumor treated to no-hitt - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Joey Votto meets Reds fan with terminal brain tumor

Posted: Updated:
Joey Votto and Jeff Crews (Source: http://jeffcrews.wordpress.com/) Joey Votto and Jeff Crews (Source: http://jeffcrews.wordpress.com/)
  • More newsMore>>

  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:22:44 GMT
    Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr) Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr)
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.More >>
    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.More >>
  • Alabama State Trooper shot in Geneva Co.

    Alabama State Trooper shot in Geneva Co.

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:21:13 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers are confirming to WSFA 12 News that one of their officers was shot Saturday afternoon in Geneva County. Details remain limited, but authorities say the officer is being treatedMore >>
    Alabama State Troopers are confirming to WSFA 12 News that one of their officers was shot Saturday afternoon in Geneva County.
    More >>
  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:52 GMT
    The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.More >>
    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state...More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A Reds fan received a dying wish in an amazing way when he was treated to a game by Joey Votto...and then witnessed a no-hitter.

According to his blog, Jeff Crews, of Centerville, Ohio was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumor in June. A family friend connected him with Votto, who hosted him at the July 2 game against the Giants.

That game ended as Homer Bailey's second career no-hitter. Oddly, Jeff and his wife also attended Bailey's first no-hitter last September in August.

"We were given field passes for batting practice on Tuesday as well as some fantastic seats for the game. The entire day was amazing," the blog states.

Sadly, Jeff Crews passed away two days later, on July 4. A memorial service is scheduled for July 10 at 6 p.m. at Benham's Grove in Centerville.

Jeff Crews' blog: http://jeffcrews.wordpress.com

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

 

 

  • Joey Votto meets Reds fan with terminal brain tumorMore>>

Powered by WorldNow