The Magic of Baseball

It’s a story with a Hollywood-like ending, but it really happened. In Cincinnati. That’s where Ted Kremer is an honorary bat boy for the Cincinnati Reds. Teddy has Down syndrome but his energy and passion for the game have made him a fixture in the Reds dugout.

Last week, Teddy had three wishes…that the Reds would score 11 runs and get 11 Miami Marlins to strike out so fans could get free pizza. Oh and one more thing. A home run from Todd Fraser. The Reds 3rd baseman promised Teddy he would do just that, then proceeded to knock the ball over the center field fence. Teddy’s reaction is pure joy and captures the magic of baseball.

See it here: Hit One for Teddy

About Mike

Mike Luery is an award-winning journalist with 25 years on TV and radio. Currently, he is an investigative reporter with KCRA-TV, the top-ranked station in Sacramento. This is Luery's second tour of duty with KCRA, where he was also a reporter from 1984 - 2000. In between, he was NBC's Capitol Bureau Chief in California and a reporter for CBS 13 in Sacramento. Luery lives in northern California with his wife Carol. Baseball Between Us is his first book.
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