Thousands Take Part In The Longest Opening Day First Pitch
Fans helped #RelaytheWay to the first Kansas City Royals game of the 2016 season.By Stephanie Liebergen | April 3, 2016
Opening night for the 2015 World Series champions came with a really long first pitch — and its own hashtag.
Thousands of Kansas City Royals fans helped #RelaytheWay to kick off the first game of the season.
The pitch started at Union Station on Sunday morning with Sly James, the mayor of Kansas City, Mo. Then, with the help of thousands of participants, the ball continued along the nearly 9.5-mile route to Kauffman Stadium.