RubberDucks will honor longtime volunteer with bobblehead Saturday

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Most fans may not recognize the bobblehead doll being passed out to fans Saturday when the Akron RubberDucks take on the Altoona Curve.But the players, staff and Canal Park regulars will see a familiar smile on that special keepsake.The newest bobblehead is of Jack Kilway, who put in 19 years as a volunteer for the Cleveland Indians Double-A farm team, earning the nickname “Mayor of Canal Park.” The 81-year-old ended his tenure last season.The Akron born-and-bred Kilway began volunteering in 1998, shortly after retiring as general manager of Acme No. 1 on West Market Street.A longtime friend who was an executive of the then-named Akron Aeros asked the retiring Kilway what he intended to do next.“I said, ‘I’m going to go home and sit in a chair,’ and...

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