KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the crushing news of the death of Yordano Ventura hits the baseball world, fans across the metro are making their way to Kauffman Stadium to pay their respects the 25-year-old Royals pitcher.
Flags were flown at half mast around the stadium Sunday morning as news broke Ventura had died in a crash in his native Dominican Republic. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
A makeshift memorial emerged outside the stadium as Royals fans left flowers, notes, and other tributes to the young pitching ace.