150 kids take part in Pirates’ Play Ball event

PITTSBURGH — A group of 150 local kids between ages 5-14 were able to run across the PNC Park outfield while participating in drills and games on Sunday morning as the Pirates hosted their yearly Play Ball event. “This is the fourth year the Pirates are doing the Play Ball initiative,” said Chris Ganter, manager of youth baseball initiatives for the Pirates organization. “It’s a relatively new program that Major League Baseball started in an effort to raise awareness for the sport and also teach kids about the fun ways to enjoy the sport of baseball and softball without necessarily needing 18 players out on a formal field.”

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