Big smiles from the World Series champs as they play baseball with kids with special needs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Forty children with big baseball dreams got some pointers on Tuesday from the World Series champions. The Royals hosted a baseball fantasy camp in the ‘Little K’ for kids with special needs.

Danny Duffy, Paulo Orlando, Whit Merrifield and Royals Hall of Fame reliever Jeff Montgomery were among those helping the children. Each child received their own jersey and plenty of photos and videos to remember the experience.

“This is a place that they can come out and feel safe enough to use athleticism and do what they did. I mean a couple kids had me push the bucket back about 30 feet and they were sinking the baseballs into it. It was amazing. And I just think that kind of pure joy is just so much fun to see,” said Duffy.