MLB star joins Lowcountry father to honor man in fatal King Street assault

MLB star joins Lowcountry father to honor man in fatal King Street assault

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Pittsburgh native, turned Lowcountry resident Don Seymour is determined to change his son's legacy.

His son, Clint, died from his injuries in April 2014, after being assaulted on King Street.

"The name Clint Seymour has become associated with a tragic death, a sucker-punch killing as its been called," he said.

Witnesses told police Clint Seymour and two others were walking down King Street when a joke was made by one of the men, which led to a verbal altercation with another group of guys.

According to one witness' report, Seymour fell to the ground after being "sucker punched," resulting in him hitting his head on the concrete. Multiple people began throwing punches while others came to the aid of Seymour.

Three of the people involved in the fight reportedly then left the scene in a Lexus SUV.

Seymour was transported to MUSC, where doctors say he had multiple skull fractures, swelling of the brain, and was in a coma.

He died two days later.

Saturday, his father Don, together with Pittsburgh Pirates second-baseman, Neil Walker, are choosing to share in their love for Clint, by sharing his love, the game of baseball.

"Nobody loved baseball more than Clint did," Walker said.

The Pirates star became one of the founding officers and directors of The Clint Seymour "Play Ball" Fund.  The non-profit organization promotes youth baseball.

Saturday, at Pro Performance Athletics in Mt. Pleasant, more than 30 coaches and area youth came by invitation-only to a free workshop, hosted by Walker, in Seymour's honor.

"I think the one thing that Don expressed to us over these last couple days is how can we honor Clint but more than that, how can we mover forward in a positive light."

The Seymour family chose to host the workshop in the Lowcountry despite close ties to Pittsburgh.

"I want Charleston to know how he lived, not how he died," Don Seymour said.

"Whoever did to this my son, this is our answer."

"This is our answer."

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