KANSAS CITY -- The stifling heat and humidity on a midsummer Tuesday morning at Kauffman Stadium could not be denied. But for 130 youngsters, ages 6 to 16, the memories of their time on the field may never melt away.
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Legends For Youth clinic was well worth the sweat beads, if the smiles on the kids' faces were any indication. The enthusiastic participants received autographs from eight former Major Leaguers, station-to-station instruction on all aspects of the game and life lessons from Kansas City-area residents and former Royals players Brian McRae and John Mayberry.
Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.