NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The massive tornado that ripped through a handful of Oklahoma City suburbs and killed at least 24 people grabbed the attention of the sports world on Monday, especially Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner.
Hefner went to Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, just south of Oklahoma City. The school was heavily damaged by the tornado.
“For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in Moore,” the right-hander said. “I couldn’t have (lived) more than a mile, maybe even less, from where the tornado hit.”
Hefner still has family living in Moore. He said he had been in contact with his mother, who told him his cousins and uncles were OK.