Batter up – and listen up! Seattle Sluggers show off ‘beep baseball’ at home field in High Point

Beautiful weekend for baseball – including the game that crowd came to watch at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point on Saturday afternoon. Not your standard baseball game, though:

The reason for the sign? The game was “beep baseball” – designed so sight-impaired players can hear the ball:

That’s the ball, which really does beep, and is 16 inches around. Listen to hear it in this short clip from one at-bat:

The team: The Seattle-South King Sluggers (see the roster here), for whom Walt Hundley serves as home field:

As previewed here a few weeks ago, they extended a special community invitation to their “awareness event,” playing a team from the Seattle Police Department – in black, with special specs that are worn by all players:

This is the second season for the Sluggers, coached by Kevin Daniel

Want to see – and hear – the Sluggers in action? Here’s their schedule.

P.S. According to an update on the Sluggers’ Facebook page, they won 7-0.

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3 Replies to "Batter up - and listen up! Seattle Sluggers show off 'beep baseball' at home field in High Point"

  • ocean June 1, 2014 (9:58 pm)

    Very cool!

  • Jason June 2, 2014 (6:11 am)

    That ball might be 16″ in circumference, but it’s certainly not 16″ wide!

  • westcoastdeb June 2, 2014 (10:05 am)

    This is cool. I needed my heart warmed a little on a Monday morning.

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