Orange & Black Remember Lost Sailor Busch

Giants, family and friends share memories of Alexis Busch, who was lost at sea last month during a yacht race.

Alexis Busch's family and friends crowded into AT&T Park on Monday afternoon to remember the girl they all remember for her intense passion for life, the sea and the Giants.

The Redwood High grad spent most of her life proudly wearing the Giants orange & black on her shoulder.

"Willie (Mays) was a Giant for 22 years," Giants president and CEO Larry Baer said during Monday's memorial. "Alex was a Giant for 26 years — her entire life. ... The Giants were and will be Alexis' second family forever."

Busch, a 26-year-old Larkspur resident, was the daughter of former San Francisco Giants executive vice president Corey Busch and served as a bat girl for the Giants between 1999 and 2002.

She was on board the 38-foot yacht Low Speed Chase when it was hit by large waves and crashed into some rocks near the Farallon Islands during the Full Crew Farallones Race on April 14.

One of the sailors, Marc Kasanin, 46, of Belvedere, was pulled out of the water by rescuers but was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body of a second sailor, 25-year-old Kentfield resident Jordan Fromm, was spotted and recovered near the islands last Thursday, according to the San Francisco medical examiner's office.

Busch and two others — Alan Cahill, of Tiburon, and Elmer Morrissey, of Ireland — are still missing and presumed dead.

Donations in memory of Alexis can be sent to the Giants Community Fund, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA, 94107 or the A's Community Fund, c/o Detra Paige, 700 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA, 94621.

— Bay City News and Major League Baseball contributed to this report.


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