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Wounded Warriors meet Detroit Tigers in Lakeland

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

Not many fans get to tour the spring training camp of the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland and hang out with members of the team.

But one group did on Friday. They are more than just fans of pro baseball, they are athletes themselves.

And that's pretty amazing, considering what they have been through. Members of the Wounded Warrior softball team have had a limb, in some cases, two limbs, amputated because of an incident in Iraq or Afghanistan.

"We had it so much easier than they did," Casey Crosby, a Tigers pitcher, told FOX 13 after heard some of the guys' stories.

The Wounded Warriors travel the country challenging able-bodied teams. This past Wednesday in Auburndale, they won over the nationally-ranked Senior Softball All Star Team -- just another notch in their bat.

So far this season, they are 52 wins and 32 losses.

This Saturday at 3 p.m., the Wounded Warriors will be playing a celebrity team at Oakridge Park in New Port Richey. Admission is $5.

Click on the video above to watch Ken Suarez's full report.

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