Miracle League of San Diego’s Home Run Derby

Trevor Hoffman led the “professional” division at Miracle League of San Diego’s Home Run Derby held April 16 at Engel Family Field at San Dieguito Park. Other professionals scheduled to participate in the event included football stars Philip Rivers and Kellen Clemens, plus baseball favorites Mark Loretta and Mike Sweeney. The 10th annual Home Run Derby is Miracle League of San Diego’s only annual fundraiser.

The Miracle League of San Diego provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league at two locations in San Diego County: Engel Family Field and Green Field at Coronado High School in Coronado. All batters on Home Run Derby Day used the same Big Jack bats and balls Miracle League players use every Saturday.

Miracle League players were also joined by “buddies,” family members, volunteers from various organizations and more at the event.