What is Beep Baseball?
Beep baseball is similar to America’s favorite pastime but adapted for the blind or visually impaired. Some of the game differences include:
There are only two bases; first and third. The bases are four feet tall padded columns that emit a buzzing sound. Batters run toward the buzzing base after the ball is hit.
The catcher and pitcher are both sighted and on the batter’s team.
Teams are made up of six blind or visually impaired players. With the exceptions of the pitcher, catcher, and spotters, all players wear blindfolds to eliminate any advantage players with some remaining vision may have.
The outfield is divided into six different zones. There is one defensive player assigned to each zone.
The team on defense has two sighted spotters to assist them. The spotters will call out a zone numbers to indicate the direction the ball is traveling once hit.
A run is scored if the batter reached the base before the fielder can retrieve and show control of the ball.
Games consist of six innings with four strikes per batter.
Games typically last approximately 90 minutes.
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