Local kids get to Play Ball with Cleveland big leaguers


CLEVELAND (WJW) — The sun came out just in time for kids from Northeast Ohio to get to play ball with the professionals.

Today, the Cleveland Indians (soon to be called the Cleveland Guardians) organization hosted its Play Ball event, which invited local foster kids out to meet big leaguers all while promoting the love of the game.

Coming out to Talty Field at 3900 John Nagy Boulevard, kids got to participate in a home run derby, and various ball and bat games. Kids also scored some sweet swag from the event.

The following players were scheduled to be in attendance:

  • Shane Bieber (Cleveland)
  • Aaron Civale (Cleveland)
  • Cesar Hernandez (Cleveland)
  • Daniel Johnson (Cleveland)
  • James Karinchak (Cleveland)
  • Oscar Mercado (Cleveland)
  • Triston McKenzie (Cleveland)
  • Zach Plesac (Cleveland)
  • Franmil Reyes (Cleveland)
  • Amed Rosario (Cleveland)
  • Josh Naylor (Cleveland)
  • Alex Call (Columbus)
  • Will Benson (Akron)
  • Bo Naylor (Akron)
  • Jonathan Englemann (Akron)
  • Steven Kwan (Akron)
  • Greg DiCenzo (Lake County Mgr)
  • Will Brennan (Lake County)
  • Xzavion Curry (Lake County)
  • Quentin Holmes (Lake County
  • Joe Naranjo (Lake County)

Find out more about the Play Ball initiative right here.

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