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'Miracle' baseball league for kids with special needs hits a homerun

'Miracle' baseball league for kids with special needs hits a homerun

Dan Engel is the co-founder and treasurer of The Miracle League of San Diego, a non-profit that provides a space and resources for children with disabilities to play baseball together. Howard Lipin / The San Diego-Union-Tribune

Dan Engel and his wife were watching an episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that profiled The Miracle League organization, which provides a space and resources for children with mental and physical challenges to play baseball. In that episode, there was an interview with a young player who was legally blind and had brittle bone disease.

“Her description of Miracle League baseball as a place where she could live her dream of...

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