the Miracle League was formed to provide opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of their ability. Players dress in uniforms, make plays in the field, and round the bases just like their healthy peers. While the rules are slightly different, the game is enjoyed by players and spectators alike:
• Every player bats once each inning
• All base runners are safe
• Every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run)
• Community children and volunteers serve as ‘buddies’ to assist the players
• Each team and each player wins every game
The main concern was that the Miracle League teams played on the same grass fields as main stream, presenting potential safety hazards for players in wheelchairs or walkers.