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May 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

WOUB Studio B Interview’s Wanczyk about Book on Baseball for the Blind

Dr. David Wanczyk, portrait

Dr. David Wanczyk

In the May 7 installment of Conversations From Studio B, Dr. David Wanczyk speaks with WOUB’s Emily Votaw about his first book, Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind published on opening day by Swallow Press.

Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind book cover, showing a baseball player laying out for a grounder.“The book examines the fascinating world of the National Beep Baseball Association, which has been coordinating state, local, and regional baseball tournaments for the blind since 1976,” says the WOUB website. “The book came to fruition after years of research and a plethora of interviews with various blind baseball players involved in the league. Wanczyk said he learned a lot about the complex world of a sport that many have never heard of, as well as what it means to achieve and compete with a disability.”

Wanczyk is Ohio University alum, an English instructor, and the editor of the New Ohio Review.

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