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Home Plate: Play Ball

Episode 4
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In the fourth and final episode, rediscover the magic of sandlot baseball during a visit to Sam and Ana Beckett’s neighborhood game, and see how the Urban Youth Academy is helping revive baseball’s future in Parade Park, a place of baseball’s past.

Call of The Sandlot takes you back to the time when kids played until their mothers called them in for dinner. KCPT and Flatland look back into our local baseball history to tell you why sandlots disappeared and how a Kansas City couple and the Royals are looking to bring the tradition of the sandlot back.

Discover what it was like for Frank White to play baseball while growing up in KC, and see how the Royals are hoping to instill leadership skills and discover untapped talent with the Urban Youth Academy being built in Parade Park behind the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Get ready to heed the Call of the Sandlot.

The entire digital series airs as a television program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, on KCPT.