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June 18, 2018 at 10:33 am

Alumni News | Sports Columnist: Blind Baseball? C’mon, How’s That Possible?

Dr. David Wanczyk, portrait

Dr. David Wanczyk

Sports columnist Chip Ainsworth of the Greenfield Recorder reviewed a new book on beep baseball by Ohio University alum and English faculty member Dr. David Wanczyk in a story headlined “Keeping Score: An outta sight sport.”

Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind book cover, showing a baseball player laying out for a grounder.Wanczyk authored the first book about blind baseball, Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind (Ohio University Press, 2018).

When Greenfield native David Wanczyk asked me to look at his forthcoming book about blind baseball, I wasn’t sure if he was pranking me.

Blind baseball? C’mon, how’s that possible?

Wanczyk played Little League ball at Lunt Field in Greenfield and attended Eaglebrook School and Deefield Academy — “And Federal Street School,” he added. Now he’s an Ohio University faculty member and editor of New Ohio Review put out by the school’s English department.

Read the rest of Ainsworth’s column in the Greenfield Recorder.

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