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2016 Wheelchair Softball World Series

Published on August 12th, 2016 | by mpower

The 40th Wheelchair Softball World Series kicks off in Biloxi, Mississippi August 11-13, 2016.   The National Wheelchair Softball Association has been working hard to promote the sport and get more people involved.  Follow them on Facebook and Twitter. [&hellip... Read More


Baseball Beep

ESPN 60: Beep Baseball

Published on May 17th, 2014 | by mpower

Jeremy Schaap presents Beep Baseball, a modified form of baseball for the blind and visually impaired. It is so named because the ball beeps — allowing fielders to track it through sound... Read More



6 Years Old and Ready for the Big Leagues

Published on October 9th, 2013 | by mpower

Charleston Daily Mail: October 8, 2013 “Emily Dowdy has a tough time keeping up with her son, Bryson. That’s because the 6-year-old has a lot of energy. And he’s quick in his wheelchair.  Bryson is an athlete, [&hellip... Read More


Jim Abbott II

Jim Abbott: Major League Baseball Legend

Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by mpower

Jim Abbott is part of an elite club.  In 1993 he threw a No-Hitter while playing for the New York Yankees.  This is one in a long list of accomplishments and the statistics show that as [&hellip... Read More


Baseball Adam Bender

Adam Bender: The Power of One

Published on August 18th, 2013 | by mpower

Adam Bender is just like any other 8 year old boy.  He goes to school, plays with friends and excels at sports.  Although his story has been seen by millions as he is an above knee [&hellip... Read More


Baseball Beep for Blind

The Renegades: A Beep Baseball Story

Published on June 24th, 2013 | by mpower

The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story’ is about the awe-inspiring sport of beep ball that has blind athletes hitting baseballs and diving headlong into the bases. Beyond the games, it’s about the people and their stories... Read More


Baseball with no legs

Baseball with a Disability

Published on April 1st, 2013 | by mpower

Footage from March 13, 1963 shows Jim Fortner playing baseball, throwing, catching, batting and running the bases with ease. However, Jim is unlike almost every baseball player he plays with at the University of Washington, or [&hellip... Read More


Miracle League

Max the Slugger: Miracle League

Published on February 4th, 2013 | by mpower

This little guy knocks one out of his park and heads to first base.  Miracle Leagues are all over the United States to help kids with disabilities get active... Read More


Beep Baseball

Beep Baseball for the Blind

Published on February 4th, 2013 | by mpower

Meet the Lowell Lightning, a dynamic team of ballplayers not afraid to take an occasional line drive in the chest and who don’t mind getting hit by the pitch more often than most. The Lightning play [&hellip... Read More

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