LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – An exciting day on the baseball diamond for a group of kids in Lexington as a league for children with disabilities unveiled a brand new, custom-designed field.
Saturday was the perfect day for baseball and this game was definitely a home opener for the books.
“Every kid gets to bat, every kid gets to score. So it’s all about the fun…not about winning or losing,” said Jim Jordan, President of the Miracle League Board.
With baseball players from Asbury University by their sides, the group of all-stars took to the field to kick off a season everyone there looks forward to.
It’s called the Miracle League, and the players’ love of the game is matched only by the enthusiasm of families watching in the stands.
“They have the chance to say ‘Hey, I can play like everybody else does’….and when they finally get that hit, and everybody is cheering them on…and just them running around the bases. It’s just amazing to see the smile on their faces. They may not be able to express it, but you know they’re having a good time,” said parents Hannah and James Bleyer.
The YMCA of Central Kentucky manages the day-to-day operations of the league.