Baseball for the Blind: 10th Mole's Cup postponed to 2021

Baseball for the Blind: 10th Mole's Cup postponed to 2021
13/05/2020
The 10th edition of the international tournament for visual impaired athletes had been scheduled to take place in September in Freising, Germany. The 2019 edition saw a record six teams participate.

The Bavarian Bats, the club that earned the hosting rights of the Baseball for the Blind Mole's Cup, announced that the event has been postponed to 2021.

The 10th edition of the Mole's Cup had been scheduled for 3-6 September in Freising, Germany.

The tournament for visually impaired ballplayers was originally conceived by organisers in Italy, France and Germany. The 2019 edition also featured teams from Cuba, Great Britain and USA, as a record six teams participated.

Baseball for the blind is a discipline that originated in Bologna, Italy. Alfredo Meli, a star in the Italian Baseball League in the 1960s and early 1970s, involved a group of former teammates. After two years of experimentation, the first-ever game was played in Casalecchio di Reno, northwest of Bologna, on 16 October 1994.

Baseball for the Blind was recently introduced in Pakistan and England. WBSC Paralympic Commission Chairman Tom Nagel is planning to develop Baseball for the Blind in Latin America, thanks to the support of Cuba’s National Association for the Blind.