In Manhattan, children with autism show how well they can knock it out of the park.

Students at NYC Autism Charter Schools showed off their new skills Friday for their families and Yankees outfielder Cameron Maybin and pitcher Domingo German.

It was all to celebrate the school's annual Baseball Extravaganza.

For the last few months, students with autism ages five to 21 have been learning to play the game.

Organizers say it gives participants a chance to fine tune their concentration and motor skills, which allows them to experience sports like kids with different abilities.

"Baseball is, is America's past time. It's a beautiful sport.  It continues to create a lot of character and build a lot of character so it's extremely important for kids to be involved in it," said Maybin.

In the fall, students will switch their focus to learning how to play the piano.