Ultimate St. Louis beepball tournament 

Like young Jedi apprentices, the players of beepball must master body-mind coordination. Sighted players are blindfolded and then play six innings of softball with a beeping ball and buzzing bases. Only the pitcher and catcher are spared the blindfold, and they play on the same team as the batter. Beepball was created in the 1960s to allow visually impaired athletes an opportunity to enjoy the national pastime, but today's Ultimate St. Louis beepball tournament even lets 20/20's in on the fun. With more than twenty teams confirmed to participate, the event will be one of the largest of its kind ever hosted. The tournament benefits MindsEye, the radio and internet service that reads newspapers, books and magazines aloud for the blind and print impaired community of Metro St. Louis. Games are played from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Assumption Parish ball fields (4709 Mattis Road; 618-394-6447; www.mindseyeradio.org). Admission is free for spectators.
Sat., July 11, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., 2015

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