Beep Baseball is an adapted form of Baseball and is played by Visually Impaired/Blind players wearing “Sleep Shades” to level the playing field for everyone. The ball is a 16 inch round softball with a beeping sound that allows the defensive team locate the ball.
6 members field a team with a sighted picture pitching to their own team. The sport of Beep Baseball originated right here in Minnesota and we sat down with Doug Van Duyne, Manager of the Minnesota Millers.
Doug tells us about the game, the history and an opportunity coming up in June for teens to learn more about Beep Baseball and get a chance to run, hit and participate in a fun filled day with others sharing their love of the game.
The Minnesota Millers are already practicing and preparing for the big Bash in Chicago and their fund raiser is kicking off tomorrow to help support the teams travels and expenses. You can find out more about getting involved and support the Millers on the web on the web at www.MNMillers.org
Here is the information about the Miller’s Kids Beep Ball Day event:
The Minnesota Millers Beep Baseball Team will be hosting a kids beepball day to teach the game of beep baseball to kids.
Blind & Visually impaired kids, 15 and under are invited to participate & learn the game. It will be a modified version of the International game incorporating a T-Ball version of the sport.
WHEN: June 15th, 2019
WHERE: Casey Lake Park—North St. Paul, MN. Middle Field behind main ball field
If the weather is hot, please bring a bottle of water.
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