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Baseball League for Children with Special Needs expected in Meridian Spring 2021

A new baseball league is making its way to Meridian in spring 2021 for children with autism and special needs.

Founder of Alternative Baseball, Taylor Duncan was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 and has experienced many issues growing up.

With facing those challenges, he decided to start a league for people like him to have the opportunity to be accepted for who they are.

The league was recently commemorated as a community hero at an Atlanta Braves game and has been featured on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and NBC’s Weekday Today Show.

“We are still doing our best to shoot for the stars and get as much going as we possibly can for spring 2021," says Duncan. “We had success in Huntsville, we had a lot of success in Chattanooga and especially the Atlanta area where we first started."

"So why not bring it to Mississippi? Why not bring it to more people where our experience, opportunity-the chance to learn and grow teamwork skills and new friendships that can hopefully last with them for the rest of their lives?”

The team is still looking for new coaches and volunteers to help make the future Meridian team a success. To learn more, visit or email