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Baseball for the blind

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Blind Baseball
Highest governing bodyFibs
First played1997
Team members7
Mixed genderNo
TypeTeam sport, bat-and-ball
Baseball bat
Baseball glove
VenueBaseball field
GlossaryGlossary of baseball

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The Blind Baseball (baseball for the blinds) is a sport very similar to baseball, organised in a way to allow blind people to play baseball through auditory systems installed in the ball.


Requirements and equipment[edit]

Both blind and partially sighted people can play baseball. Partially sighted people have to play with a blindfold to level the blind players. The equipment used is a standard metal baseball bat, a modified ball in which some bells are installed to allow athletes to hear it and understand its position. A standard baseball glove (mitt) to catch the sonic ball.

The game[edit]

Every game is made of five or seven innings (depending on the competitions) in which every inning is divided in offense (batting, baserunning) and defense (pitching, fielding) turn. The fielding team line up 5 blind players and a fully-sighted person on second base. A player of the batting team take place by the home plate and without the help of a pitcher has to deliver a valid hit crossing an imaginary line between the second and the thirds base to then attempt to run the bases. Once a player has been able to run all four bases he will score a run. The target of the fielding team is to stop batters from becoming runners, catching the ball and throwing it to 2nd base where there is a blind player and its assistant. If the ball reaches the base before the runner reach first base, it will be called “out”, otherwise it will be able to have the chance to advance around the bases

The goal of the game is, obviously, to score more points (runs) than the other team. Italian championship The first Italian championship was organised in 1997 by the association AIBXC Onlus together with FIBS, and it was played in amatorially since 1994. Since then the League is made of a regular season and an end of season's tournament.

Baseball for the blind[edit]

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