First week of Grand Slam baseball is underway

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - The ball field at Frank Brown Park's a busy place.

This is week one of Grand Slam baseball, and with that brings in 128 teams from all over the southeast and beyond.

Grand Slam's using the fields not only at Frank Brown Park to host games, but the fields also over at Bay and Bozeman.

It ranges from 8U to 14U teams.

This is the first of four sessions of Grand Slam baseball set for our area this summer.

The next batch of 240 teams will come down in July for sessions two, three and four.

This event is something the city's embraced over these past years. The growth of this event steadily increases summer after summer.

"Oh yeah, I'll tell you what," Larry Thompson, Grand Slam Baseball CEO said. "We have been very fortunate. When we came here 14 years ago, we had no idea we'd be here today. But it's been something to where the city has really embraced Grand Slam. I live here now, so this is my home as well. So it's something that I enjoy being able to do for my community as well. We started out with one little week long event and now we've ballooned it into four week long events. Over 500 teams from 25 plus states."

This week, and for three other weeks this summer, the focus is on baseball.