Hundreds of kids came out to Comerica Park to learn the fundamentals of baseball. The 12th annual “Willie Horton’s Batting For Kids” was a fun event. Kids ran the bases, pitched baseballs and learned some very important stretching techniques. Kids were excited to see the Street Team and were thrilled to hold up our character signs and say “Go Tigers!” and “We Love CW50!”

Kids between the ages of 5 to 15 years old came out with their baseball hats, catcher groves and bats. When doors finally opened, kids rushed in and were eager for the baseball clinic to begin. With their bright orange shirts on, kids were attentive and smiling as instructors taught some key baseball skills. Wayne State Warrior’s softball pitcher, Amy Zaranek, shared her thoughts on baseball teaching some key values in life. “A lot of it is your work effort and a lot of determination and perseverance,” said Zaranek.

The event was so fun, even the Street Team threw some pitches! The 12th Annual Willie Horton’s Batting For Kids turnout was phenomenal. Kids learned and developed skills from base running to pitching the baseball. If you missed out this year, don’t worry, there’s always next year!


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