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Royals’ minor-leaguer Kyle Zimmer plays Wiffle ball with his great-grandmother

Kansas City Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer at last year’s spring training.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer at last year’s spring training. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Here’s a cool Thanksgiving story from the NBC affiliate in San Diego.

Royals minor-leaguer Kyle Zimmer continued a Thanksgiving tradition of playing Wiffle ball with his brother Bradley and their family, including great-grandmother, Ann Sellaro. She’s a spry 102 years old and quipped, “I taught them everything they know,” and she even took a few swings.

Bradley Zimmer is a former No. 1 pick who is in the Indians’ organization. He is an outfielder.

The brothers reversed roles. Kyle, who is also a former No. 1 pick and one of the Royals’ top pitching prospects, took some good hacks while his brother Bradley was pitching.

But the star of the show was Ann.

You can read more about the Thanksgiving ballgame here.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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