On Friday September 15th, the Alternative Baseball Organization will be hosting an exhibition game at New Georgia Ballpark in Dallas. Entry to the game is free, although donations will be accepted during the game.
The ABO was founded by Taylor Duncan, a lifelong baseball enthusiast who is on the autism spectrum himself has this to say about the organization: “We strive to break barriers, we strive to turn abilities into abilities.
The ABO is open to all players age 16 and over and is not limited to autism. Participants with Down Syndrome as well as other disadvantages are also welcome and do participate.
So what does Alternative Baseball look like? “We use real wooden bats, and we play by the current MLB rulebook.” says Duncan. Depending on the abilities of the player, some players are pitched to overhand and others underhand. Those that need it use a tee.
Alternative Baseball is much more for the participants than a day at the ballpark. The program has the mindset of an endless pursuit to not only take on new challenges, but to break social and physical barriers.
AllOnGeorgia is proud to announce that we will be livestreaming the ABO exhibition game from New Georgia Ballpark live as it occurs. If you can attend, then attend, if not please tune in to our broadcast here.
This promises to be an evening you won’t soon forget.