Kansas City Royals star Danny Duffy stops in Topeka
Kansas City Royals star pitcher Danny Duffy stopped in Topeka on Tuesday to sign autographs at R&D Collectables.
Not only did Duffy sign Royals memorabilia and take pictures with KC fans but he also walked away with a few gifts as well. Some Royals fans gave him pictures to take home himself.
Duffy has been in the Kansas City Royals organization since 2007 and over the years he's become a fan favorite for his work on and off the mound. Duffy has been active with KC Pet Project, pledged $500 per strikeout to Noah's Bandage Project, and has been active in the community in many other ways because of his love for the area.
"I don't like to fly the flag of the guy who's running around doing all of this stuff but it's cool that it's been semi-recognized," said Duffy." My Ebay handle was tweeted out and that initially bothered me but in hindsight it helped out a lot to get a lot of stuff to Yordano's mom and other than that I just love this city like it's my own and it is my own. I always say Kansas City is you know home 1A for me so I want to help. I'm a firm believer of leaving a place in better shape than it was when you got there, so I cherish this city like it's my own."
Duffy also enjoyed the support from the Topekans who came out to see him on Tuesday.
"Royals fans run deep dude," said Duffy. "It's been cool to see. It's been really neat you know it's been really fun getting to know these people and seeing Topeka and getting to know this area."
National Player of the Year Frank Mason will be at R&D's on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.