Big League lineup for Miracle League’s Celebrity Pitcher Day

The All-Star lineup is set for the third annual Celebrity Pitcher Day for The Miracle League of San Diego. This Saturday, Oct. 27, Miracle League players will have the opportunity to come face to face with current and former Major Leaguers from the San Diego Padres for a chance to hit one out of the park.  On the pitching mound at Engel Family Field,  a Little Padres Park in San Dieguito Park starting at 10 a.m.: former Padres Relief Pitcher Trevor Hoffman;  former Padres catcher Brad Ausmus;  Padres outfielder Mark Kotsay;  and former Padres All-Star second baseman Mark Loretta. Loretta is also a Board Member for  The Miracle League of San Diego.

In festive Miracle League tradition, players will also be wearing their Halloween costumes. “Nothing is more fun than seeing the Hamburgler at bat, Superman at first base, Spiderman on third base and a Major Leaguer on the pitching mound,” says Dan Engel, co-president and co-founder of the Miracle League of San Diego.  Since launching in May 2007, The Miracle League of San Diego provides children with special needs the chance to play organized baseball.  “This year our new teams from our recently opened Coronado Field will also join our North County teams, making it an especially great day.”

“We would also like to thank our most significant community partner, the San Diego Padres,” says Engel. “Each season they send the San Diego Friar and Pad Squad to cheer on our athletes on Opening Day, they host Miracle Leaguers at a Padres game and then on Celebrity Pitcher Day they provide pitchers for our Celebrity Pitcher Day.”

Engel Family Field is located at 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive at the northeast corner of Lomas Santa Fe Drive and Highland Drive.  The Miracle League of San Diego operates baseball seasons every year at two fields, at Engel Family Field at San Dieguito Park and brand new, at Green Field at Coronado High School.

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