- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A group of blind athletes beat the Seattle Police Department in a game of beep baseball. The game was organized in an effort to encourage visually impaired people to get active.

KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1HVjKHT ) that the Seattle South King Sluggers, a baseball team for visually impaired players, beat Seattle police 2-1 Saturday at Rainer Beach High School Playfield. The game was sponsored by South King Council of the Blind.

To accommodate the visually impaired, the ball and bases beep and there are four strikes instead of three. Officers wore blindfolds or darkened shades.

There are about three dozen beep baseball teams across the country, including Seattle and Spokane. The Sluggers hope to make it to this year’s Beep Baseball World Series.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/



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