“Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball”
History of Miracle League
Miracle League baseball began in Georgia in 1998, when the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association decided to invite children with disabilities to play baseball on a typical baseball field at the youth baseball complex. That first season, on a grass and dirt field, 140 players came out to play baseball and the Miracle began!
The National Miracle League Organization grew from this beginning, with the goal to offer the experience to every city in the country so that children, young adults and adults with special needs around the globe will have the opportunity to play baseball.
By the second season, a new type of field was developed just for the Miracle League athletes. It is a custom-designed field with a cushioned, rubberized surface to help prevent injuries and to facilitate the use of wheelchairs and walkers, and the special needs of the amazing Players who rush out on it each week.
The Miracle League believes that “Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball”. There are currently over 250 Miracle League organizations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada serving over 200,000 children and young adults with disabilities.