World Series of Baseball for the Blind is held in Indianapolis

first_imgBeep baseball is a sport for blind or visually impaired athletes. Seventeen teams from the United States and Taiwan are competing in the World Series this week. Two teams are from Indianapolis. The World Series is being held in Indianapolis and began on Tuesday, August 2. The championship game is Saturday, August 6, 2011.Beep baseball is similar to traditional baseball but has many differences. Batters hit a ball, fielders field a beeping ball and batters run to a sounding base. Once a ball is hit, one of the bases will sound and the runner tries to beat the defense to the base. Batters don’t know which base will sound until after they have hit the ball. A major difference between beep baseball and traditional baseball is that if a runner is safe after a hit, the runner scores. There’s no “running the bases” like traditional baseball. Here’s some other rules of the game:6 innings3 outs per inning6 players on the field at oncethere’s no second base, only first and third basesbases are 4 foot padded cylindersbatters are allowed 4 strikes and 1 passed ballteams have sighted pitchers and catcherspitchers say the words “ready” and “pitch” before and after they pitch the balla hit ball must travel at least 40 feet to be consider faira hit ball that travels 180 feet in the air is considered an automatic homerunSpectators of the sport witness blind athletes with determination, teamwork and competition. You can check out videos of the sport here. Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU211 – Beep baseball with Stephen Guerra, Teens and Artificial Pancreases, Free Web Accessibility MOOC, Apple vs GoogleJune 12, 2015In “Assistive Technology Update”ATU356 – Miracle League – Stephanie Davis National Project Director | miracleleague.comMarch 23, 2018In “Assistive Technology Update”ATU324 – Camp Abilities – Dr Lauren Lieberman | www.campabilities.orgAugust 11, 2017In “Assistive Technology Update”last_img


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