Top Detroit Tigers teach Miracle League players the game of baseball

Miguel Cabrera, Phil Coke attend baseball fantasy camp at Miracle League Field of Dreams

By Sandra Ali - Anchor/Reporter


Miguel Cabrera may have hit a walk-off home run Saturday night to bring home the win against the Kansas City Royals, but earlier in the day, he did something much more special -- he helped brighten the lives of a group of young ball players.

It was a really big day for 16-year-old Benjamin Carter, who was born with spina bifida.

He's confined to a wheelchair, but like a lot of kids his age, Carter loves baseball.

Saturday was his chance to get in the game, and get up close and personal with his favorite Tigers.

Tiger's slugger Miguel Cabrera and pitcher Phil Coke attended a baseball fantasy camp at the Miracle League Field of Dreams in Southfield, for kids like Carter with special needs.

The players were able to play in an organized league on a field made especially for them, and even with several big league players on hand, the kids were the real stars.

Organizers said the custom-designed field incorporates a cushioned synthetic turf that accommodates wheelchairs and other walking assistance devices, while helping to prevent injuries.

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