Statehouse News
7:33 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Central Ohio Miracle League Hopes to Expand

Officials in a league that offers baseball for kids with special mental and physical needs hope to expand and include more children from central Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the players in the Central Ohio Miracle League are assisted by student volunteers, and they play on a field that's designed to accommodate wheelchairs in Dublin.

League director Joe Fox says everyone gets to bat and no one is called out in the two-inning games, which always end up "magically tied."

The league serves about 200 players on 16 teams, but Fox would like to expand. It's part of the international Miracle League, which began in 1997 and has 242 programs in the United States.