Miracle League Baseball League

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The Miracle League of Dubuque Baseball League serves children and adults who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional baseball leagues. Our program is free and both spring and fall leagues are available. 

Here are the rules:

  • Every player bats once each inning
  • All players are safe on the bases
  • Every player scores a run before the inning is over
  • The last one up gets a home run
  • Community volunteers serve as "buddies" to assist the players
  • Each team and each player wins every game

Let's Play Ball!

2021 Practice and Play

Practice and Play is an ongoing program that is currently meeting every Tuesday. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game and then play a pick-up scrimmage. This is an all-inclusive program where everyone is welcome! No registration is required. The program will run through Oct. 28, weather permitting.

Location: Miracle League of Dubuque Baseball Field, 2970 Miracle League Dr.
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 10 a .m. - noon
Cost: Free!

Fall 2021 Miracle Baseball League

Registration Deadline: Sept. 4

PLAY BALL! This fall we are holding our first ever Miracle Baseball League! Practices will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. - noon. The first game will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11. This is an all-inclusive program for all ages and abilities. Teams and schedules will depend on registration, so make sure to get signed up today!

Location: Miracle League of Dubuque Baseball Field, 2970 Miracle League Dr.
Date/Time: Saturdays,10 a.m. - noon
Cost: Free!
Register Online

Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking buddies and volunteers for the Fall 2021 Miracle Baseball League. Learn more about Miracle League volunteer opportunities!

About Miracle League

There is something about playing the game that lights up a person’s eyes. But for children and adults facing serious physical and mental disabilities, that opportunity can often be difficult to achieve. Baseball diamonds weren’t exactly designed with wheelchairs and crutches in mind.

The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and provides the opportunity for them to experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries.

But it’s more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other athletes. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system–pairing each player with an able-bodied peer. The result is a bond that cannot be described. 

The first Miracle League field opened in Conyers, Georgia in April 2000. Word spread and by 2002, fields opened in South Carolina, Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, and California. There are presently 240 plus Miracle League Organizations across the country including Puerto Rico and Canada, while serving 200,000 plus children and adults.

Our players may not be able to run the bases or hit the ball as well as some of their peers, but they have an equal amount of love and determination to play baseball. We want to help them achieve that dream. Learn more about how you can support the Miracle League of Dubuque.

Contact Us

  1. Janna Beau | email
    Recreation Supervisor
    Phone: 563.589.4315
    Fax: 563.589.4391

    Bunker Hill
    2200 Bunker Hill Rd. Dubuque, IA 52001
    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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