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Nancy De Gennaro , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee | 2:59 p.m. CT May 6, 2017
It was a home run that kicked off the inaugural ball game Saturday at the grand opening of Murfreesboro Miracle Field, funded in part by Project One Four, a David Price Foundation.
“Atta boy, Joey,” yelled Tommi Stephenson, whose son, Joey Doherty, was the first at bat for the opening game of the Miracle League. “This is a pretty amazing thing for the special needs community,” Stephenson said as she continued to cheer on her son, member of the Miracle League’s Boston Red Sox.
Miracle Field features a custom-designed, special rubberized baseball field built for children and adults with special needs and accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices. A buddy system pairs able-bodied peers with the Miracle League athletes.
In addition to the ball field, the complex includes an inclusive playground that benefits all children with More >
Dave Henderson, who spent 14 years as a Major League outfielder and was known as Hendu, died Sunday morning due to a heart attack at the age of 57. He had recently undergone a kidney transplant.
Henderson delivered one of the biggest home runs in Red Sox history in 1986. Boston was one strike away from elimination in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Angels when Henderson — who had been hitless in the series — blasted a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning. The Red Sox would go on to win the game and the series.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dave Henderson,” Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said in a statement. “His home run in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS was a signature More >