POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. - It may be one…two…three strikes and you’re out in baseball, but a Georgia-based program is making sure America’s pastime is an inclusive experience, specifically for men and women with special needs.
The Alternative Baseball Organization is a program for teens and adults with special needs who are interested in learning more about baseball and playing the sport. The organization was created by Dallas-native Taylor Duncan, a baseball fan who was diagnosed with autism at four years old. Duncan’s goal is to allow players of all abilities to enjoy the sport to baseball, not to mention get some pretty amazing opportunities to play against professional baseball players. Along with established clubs in West Cobb and Dallas, the Alternative Baseball Organization plans to grow to include clubs in Alabama, Colorado, and Illinois this year.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning with Taylor Duncan and players and coaches from Alternative Baseball Organization, playing a little baseball at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church in Powder Springs.