Memorial Banquet remembers Gil Carter's accomplishments in Baseball and the Community

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- It's been a little over a year since Gil Carter passed away at the age of 83.

Sunday evening marked the first Gil Carter Initiative Memorial Banquet, put on to remember his accomplishments as both a baseball player and as a community leader.

As a member of the New Mexico team, Carter is credited with hitting the longest home run in baseball history at 733 feet.

After baseball, Carter lived in Wichita and then eventually moved to Topeka where he helped children through a variety of activities.

The Gil Carter Initiative was formed shortly after his death. It's purpose is to continue his efforts to the youth of the community and to give Mr. Carter the recognition that he deserves.