Watch Whit Merrifield ‘play ball’ as a toddler in North Carolina

Whit Merrifield, now the Kansas City Royals' starting second baseman, got an early start to the game of baseball. In this snippet from a family home movie, he shows off his swing.
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Whit Merrifield, now the Kansas City Royals' starting second baseman, got an early start to the game of baseball. In this snippet from a family home movie, he shows off his swing.

Vahe Gregorian has been a sports columnist for The Kansas City Star since 2013 after 25 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has covered a wide spectrum of sports, including 10 Olympics. Vahe was an English major at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his master’s degree at Mizzou.